The Importance of Vitamin D

Are you getting enough vitamin D?  The best way to get all the nutrients and vitamins we need is through natural means, such as the food we eat.  Unfortunately, the contemporary diet does not always consist of all the proper nutrients that are needed to keep us healthy.  Vitamin D is a powerhouse vitamin that can bring with it many health benefits.  Vitamin D encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus, but are you getting enough to reap these benefits?

Vitamin D can be obtained through direct sunlight as well as through foods such as fish, milk, and orange juice.  

DAccording to a recent study, high levels of vitamin D were found to protect even healthy people at a genetic level.  The impact of vitamin D can help with afflictions including cancer, autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease.  

To get the full benefits of vitamin D, adults should be getting 600 IU per day.  Always consult your primary care physician before beginning any new supplement routine.


Video Credit

Image Credit: Used under Creative Commons Licensing

This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of The Joint Corp (or its franchisees and affiliates). You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.