December 08, 2020
Vitamin D is a vital nutrient that your body needs to build and maintain healthy bones and perform other essential processes. Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is a growing concern among healthcare professionals, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that 13% of the world’s population is affected by it.
Without an adequate vitamin D intake, adults and children can experience several health concerns, including rickets in children and osteopenia and osteoporosis in adults. A vitamin D deficiency can also increase the risk of autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and common cancers.
Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that aids the body in calcium absorption and promotes bones’ growth and mineralization. It’s also vital in helping your muscles move, nerves send messages, and the immune system in fighting bacteria and viruses.
How to Get Enough Vitamin D
Studies show that getting ten to 30 minutes of midday sunlight exposure three times a week should provide sufficient vitamin D. Keep in mind that people with darker skin tones may need more sunlight exposure than lighter skin tones to get enough vitamin D.
Consider adding some of the fish and seafood to your diet to help supplement your vitamin D levels.
The amount of vitamin D you need will depend on your current vitamin D levels. In most cases, 1,000 - 4,000 IU is considered a safe daily dosage. Be sure to consult with your healthcare provider and get your levels tested to determine the correct dosage for you.
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