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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.

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