Are you getting enough vitamin D? You may not realize how important it is to get your recommended daily allowance of vitamin D. About 100 million Americans are deficient in vitamin D. And if you are overweight or have a darker complexion, you are most likely not getting enough of those powerhouse vitamin. Even though the only way to check your D levels is through a blood test, there are some simple steps you can take to get more of this nutrient.
Best Ways to Get Vitamin D
The sun is the best source of vitamin D. 15 minutes of direct sunlight can bring 10,000 units of vitamin D, just make sure to wear sunscreen. Multivitamins don’t contain much soluble vitamin D, but if used in conjunction with cod liver oil, you can get your recommended dose. Vitamin D from milk is not the best way to get D, it contains very little of the kind needed for optimal health benefits.
Health Benefits of Vitamin D
-Improves Bone Health
-Regulates Blood Pressure
-Helps Prevent Cancer
-Enhances Immune System
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