Sleep is an essential function of the human body, allowing it to recharge, remain healthy and stave off disease. It also has a massive impact on athletic performance. Regular, quality sleep is essential for optimal performance. Lack of sleep has myriad harmful effects including lowered sex drive, weakened immune system, cognitive issues, weight gain, increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes and even car accidents. So why then, if sleep is so fundamental to the optimal function of the human body, do so many of us struggle to sleep well?
The reasons are innumerable but include,among others, stress, bad habits/lack of regular sleep routine, anxiety, depression, physical illness, pain, medications and neurological issues. The following addresses a number of these issues and provides actionable tips with realistic expectations on a manageable timeline to get you to sleep faster, longer and more soundly through the night.
We fail because our goals are not sustainable. We jump into a weight loss journey and think we need to deprive ourselves—cut things out—and that we need to be 100% disciplined, up at 5a.m. every day getting in a run, hitting the weights in the evening after work. If that doesn’t fit into something that seems like fun or that seems like you can maintain for a while, well, don’t do it.
I have an entire drawer dedicated to supplements. It started small, more like a pharmacological junk drawer housed in a manageable tupperware container under the bathroom sink. But through years of bodybuilding shows and powerlifting meets, bulking phases and prep cuts and a few bouts of good old fashioned self loathing it’s grown to now take up an entire towel drawer spanning five feet across and two feet deep, built straight into the bathroom wall above the drawers of extra sheets and pillowcases, and actual bath towels.
Vitamin D3 is formed by the action of ultraviolet radiation from sunlight on a cholesterol derivative (7-dehydrocholesterol) in skin. A lot of people even in warm weather climates are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is metabolized in the liver and then in certain kidney cells, which results in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and that is what you see in blood work to determine if you have a Vitamin D deficiency.
There is so much information out there and new studies are coming out all the time. All of this is great but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming and people spend way too much time reading instead of just starting. Knowledge is great, so I definitely recommend reading what you can and learning from the people who have been there and done that, but the best advice I can give you is just get started and adjust as you go.
We put great effort in developing our bodies, perfecting our physiques, and expanding our minds. However, we often forget to take care and work on the things we can’t see or feel. To achieve our best at what we do we often make compromises, with our health being thing to suffer. Equilibrium was designed to keep your body in a state of balance, to counteract the stress we put it through. We have formulated this product to be comprehensive, and to covered all your bases so you don’t need to take 11 different products.