The Benefits of Vitamin D

Hey there,

I ran across this article today and thought it might be of interest to you. It came to me by way of Dan John (wow, did I just name drop there?!) and therefore, in my mind carries, just a touch more credence.

It also gives me an opportunity to let you guys know I’m working on another Mental Meat Heads workshop with both Dan and Chip. This time we’ll be in Austin, Texas and it’s scheduled for early April. I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop and let you know when the registration page is up.

Back to the article. It comes from Dave Asprey of The Bulletproof Executive and, in my opinion, a lot of Dave’s stuff has a kinda over marketed smarminess to it. I’m not sure that’s his fault as it is the nature of the industry today and what it takes to get information out to the masses.

Nonetheless, I find the article interesting. I’ve been supplementing with Vitamin D for quite a while now. It was only recently that we added the new windowed overhead door and, aside from a 30 minute walk on the days I don’t box, I don’t get that much sunshine during the week.

My intial foray into D supplementation was due to a desire to offset inflammation and to speed my recovery between workouts. Turns out D is also very important for getting a good night’s rest, another key component in my recovery routine. For over a year now I’ve been taking around 5,000 IU daily. According to the article, new reccommendations are for 1,000 IU for every 25 pounds of bodyweight, not to exceed 10,000 IU daily. So, I’m gonna give that a try.

I rarely have sleep issues, but I understand how valuable it is and I always get in as much as I can afford. Some of you know I’ve even installed a hammock upstairs in the loft to sneak away for a nap every now and then.

To read Dave’s full article GO HERE.

I realized recently that there are quite a few of you who don’t use social media (Facebook and the like) and that I was missing you by posting articles and interesting tidbits in just those places. To this end I will try and post the most important finds here as well.

To our perfect imperfection,

Dave

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