How Vitamin D Can Support Your Oral Health & Blood Sugar Balance This Halloween (And All Year)
While Halloween is fun and exciting, we can all agree that it isn't exactly the healthiest holiday, right? Even when you're way too old to be trick-or-treating, candy seems to sneak into the office, waiting rooms, and maybe even your house this time of year (guilty!).
Vitamin D—no tricks, just treats!
I promise it's not too good to be true—there's clinical evidence that vitamin D can help both protect your teeth and regulate your blood sugar levels.*
And not just for adults but kids too: Healthy vitamin D levels are associated with better oral development and health1 for children and adults alike. This essential vitamin has been found to maintain gum and bone health, help regulate enamel and dentin formation, and even assist in tooth mineralization.*
And it's not just your mouth that will benefit from a healthy vitamin D status—vitamin D helps modulate blood sugar levels throughout the body as well. Oral vitamin D3 supplements have been found to help promote healthy levels of insulin2 and blood glucose3.* This is especially true for individuals deficient in vitamin D4 (which includes 29% of U.S. adults5, for the record!).
Halloween is the start of a very lengthy (and delicious) holiday season filled with candy, pies, cakes, hot chocolate, and sugar-filled cocktails. Rather than depriving yourself of a sweet treat during spooky season celebrations, why not add a premium and effective vitamin D supplement (like mindbodygreen's vitamin D3 potency+) to your adult goodie bag this year?
If you're looking for vitamin D that the whole family can enjoy, check out mindbodygreen's vitamin D supplement roundup for baby- and kid-friendly options!
Morgan Chamberlain is a supplement editor at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism and a minor in nutrition. Chamberlain believes in taking small steps to improve your well-being—whether that means eating more plant-based foods, checking in with a therapist weekly, or spending quality time with your closest friends. When she isn’t typing away furiously at her keyboard, you can find her cooking in the kitchen, hanging outside, or doing a vinyasa flow.