The #1 Most Effective Vitamin for Fat Loss

we know that there's a very strong connection with vitamin D and overall fat on the body subcutaneous fat fat accumulation we also know that vitamin D gets sequestered held in fat cells so as we lose fat more vitamin D is liberated but what about the Potbelly what about the visceral fat the visceral fat that isn't just unsightly because it's a pot belly but visceral fat that is metabolically dangerous very bad okay leaks inflammatory cytokines one of the things that all dietary patterns that disagree on all kinds of things at least agree on visceral fat is not a good thing can vitamin D levels be playing a role in our visceral fat it seems like there could be some interesting correlation there and it may have to do with something called the parathyroid but let's talk about the research first and then get into the mechanistic side after today's video you can save 25 off your entire grocery order through Thrive Market okay so that link is down below it is an exclusive link that not 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pretty Illuminating found that there was a negative association between visceral fat levels and vitamin D okay what that means is that the higher the amount of visceral fat it seemed to be the lower amount of vitamin D in fact those that had the highest levels of visceral fat on their body were 4.9 times as likely to be deficient in vitamin D how Wild is that they're actually able to look at this and say out of all these people we can tell that if you have high visceral fat you're 4.9 times as likely to have low vitamin D That's How Strong this correlation is but in science we don't just lean on correlation we have to have intervention we have to look at things before we can ever say something's proven and even then we never say it's proven because things are always changing but then there's another interesting study that was published in the American journal of clinical nutrition this one took a look at 171 people and it did intervene with vitamin D but it intervened in an interesting way it intervened in a way that I would never ever suggest trying to get vitamin D okay it intervened by giving them orange juice that was fortified with vitamin D which seems like a good idea in theory Until you realize there's like 60 grams of sugar that's probably whatever either way point is is that there were a couple of groups a regular orange juice group and a fortified orange juice group that had a hundred IUS of vitamin D and 350 milligrams of calcium added to it okay each group drank three glasses of orange juice every day okay and they did this for 16 weeks okay so it was a long study and at the end of the study it was pretty interesting they found that the Fortified orange juice group compared to the regular orange juice group had significantly reduced levels of visceral fat in fact it went down from uh like a reduction a mean reduction of 13.7 centimeters squared in the group that had the vitamin D okay and then compared to a 6.4 in the group that did not 6.4 centimeters squared mean reduction pretty astronomical amount and again that's fairly strong intervention the problem is that calcium was also added into the equation and when I get to the mechanisms here I'll explain why calcium is so important with this so who knows what was really doing the trick there but that was 300 IUS of vitamin D that were added essentially each day what was wild is that when you look at the study a little bit deeper they actually got rid of people that were vitamin D deficient so if there have been people that were vitamin D deficient perhaps the results would have been even more enhanced so these were people that were not deficient in vitamin D that still saw a potential reduction in visceral fat just by adding vitamin D into their diet now imagine if they were vitamin D deficient that little bit would have made an even bigger dent and brought them up closer to Baseline potentially enhancing their effect even more the problem here is this is really early stuff we don't know exactly what's going on but we do know that excess calcium can play a role in lipogenesis fat accumulation or fat building or fat storage in a visceral fat cell so what we can conclude into a certain degree or at least hypothesize is that when you are deficient in vitamin D what ends up happening is you're not absorbing calcium okay you don't absorb calcium as well if you're low in vitamin D so consequently what happens is something called the parathyroid gland parathyroid gland increases is its output of parathyroid hormone this parathyroid hormone then forces the evacuation of calcium out of your bones okay this is why vitamin D is so important okay calcium comes out of your vitamin out of your bones which not only makes your bones weaker but also has an influx of calcium that can then go into the visceral fat cells so you have this surge of calcium entering a visceral fat cell triggering lipogenesis fat accumulation somewhat speculative somewhat of a hypothesis but a mechanism that we know happens that we can correlate together we're seeing the data in the observational stuff we're seeing the Interventional studies kind of giving us some positive data here so this is the most likely mechanism here so does taking supplemental calcium potentially help this possibly because then if your serum levels of calcium are elevated then maybe the parathyroid doesn't have to draw out calcium out of the bones but taking supplemental calcium according to the American Heart Association research has its own set of negative drawbacks such as potential atherosclerosis right atherogenic effects so we don't necessarily want to be supplementing calcium we want to be getting calcium from our food in our bioavailable way and more importantly we want vitamin D that's going to allow the proper absorption of the right amount of calcium so Vitamin D from the Sun is always going to be the best bet because that's going to be the bioavailable synthesizing of vitamin D that we need next up after that is going to be eating like the fatty fish like the sardines the mackerel foods that have vitamin D in them salmon okay also eating things like free-range eggs FYI when you're looking at eggs free range eggs versus cage-free free range have four times the amount of vitamin D in them because the hens have been out in the sun it does translate into the eggs so eggs are a tremendous source of vitamin D if you're plant-based or even if you're not mushrooms which have bioavailable vitamin D2 it's a very very similar molecularly takes literally a microscope to be able to see just the negligible difference vitamin D2 competes for a transport of vitamin D3 but if you eat enough in the way of vitamin D2 and mushrooms that have been out in the sun they to get more active D2 you can still get vitamin D3 in your body so getting it through your diet getting it through the Sun is far superior to doing it in supplement form you don't see me typically talking about Vitamin D supplements on this channel what I will recommend is cod liver oil cod liver oil is going to get you the solid vitamin D3 and vitamin A in a triglyceride form not in what is called an esterize ethyl Ester form okay so that's already good but they also have a tremendous amount of the bioavailable retinol A and vitamin D that you need so a great way to go plus the Omega-3s that you're getting from it too if you absolutely positively must use a synthetic vitamin D I recommend that you use one that is combined with vitamin K2 D3 K2 so it helps the proper allocation of the vitamin D to do its job so as always keep it locked in here on my channel and I'll see you tomorrow

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