Need more Vitamin D?

image_pdfimage_print

Vitamin-D

Are you vitamin D deficient?

Are you more than 8 hours indoors?

Moody?

Overweight?

Have trouble concentrating?

Well if you answer yes to any of the above questions you may be vitamin D deficient. Three-fourths of Americans are vitamin D deficient, I was one of them based on my last year’s physical.

Why is vitamin D important?

  • Absorbs calcium keeping our bones healthy
  • Maintains the immune system and brain development

Where do we get vitamin D?

  • Sun exposure
  • Often added to cow’s milk, so milk and orange juice
  • Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel
  • Beef liver, cheese, and eggs (limited amount)

One of the supplements Dr. Oz recommends taking is vitamin D.

When to take vitamin D supplements and how many?

1000 iIU daily of vitamin D.  If taking a multivitamin make sure the vitamin D meets this requirement. The national level for vitamin D is 30, you should make sure when tested our level is 30 and above. Vitamin D supplements should be taken with the largest meal of the day to get the maximum benefit.

About Dee 166 Articles
Hi, I'm Dr. Dee! I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness, baking, and cooking! My hobbies include crocheting, reading health and nutrition books, and of course, writing posts! I also love traveling and trying new foods. I'm a wife and mother of a beautiful daughter. I'm also known at home as Grammy to a white, energetic Bichon named "Princess"! All information provided are for informtional or educational purposes only. While I am not a medical doctor and can't give medical advice I read a vast amount of books on nutrition and overall health. However, please consult a physican in respect to your symptons or medical conditions. As a dedicated and positive individual, I want to spread the joy of healthy living! Come on this journey with me! My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 16:9 "In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his step."

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*