Facts You Need to Know About Vitamin D

by | September 7, 2016 | Health, Videos

    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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