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Facts You Need To Know About Vitamin D

by | September 6, 2016

    1. Vitamin D is needed for bone strength, and may be helpful in boosting immune function and reducing the risks of some types of cancer.
    1. Sources of Vitamin D:
      1. Sun exposure (be mindful of overexposure to the sun)
      2. Diet
        1. Fatty fish
        2. Cheese
        3. Egg yolks
        4. Fortified foods
    1. Vitamin D supplements:
      1. The recommended daily supplement amount for healthy people between the ages of 19-70 years of age is 600 IU of Vitamin D3, provided that they do not have a vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D absorption problems.
      2. If you have a Vitamin D deficiency, or have vitamin D absorption problems, you may need a higher daily dose.
      3. If you are over the age of 70 and healthy, with no vitamin D deficiency, you should be taking 800 IU of Vitamin D3 daily.

Please consult your physician before making any decisions about vitamin D supplementation or if you believe you may have a vitamin D deficiency.

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Dr. Bojana (Boy•ana) Jankovic Weatherly is an award winning physician, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine. After completing internal medicine residency, she did a fellowship in integrative medicine, trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual she works with.

1 Comment

  1. Svenja Rosenau

    Dear Bojana,

    thank you for your useful videos. Vitamin D is really important. I take 1000 IU per day because Germany is not really that blessed when it comes to skin tones.
    I have heard that Vitamine D is recommended for people with autoimmune diseases. Can you explain why that is? My mom has multiple sclerosis and takes 25.000 IU at once per week because her doctor recommended it. That sounds a lot at once and I have heard you can get Vitamine D poisoning if you overdo it. I myself have an autoimmune thyroid disease so it would be interesting to hear why it is so beneficial for people with autoimmune diseases.

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