What is it?
Vitamin D is a very important for bone health. It helps build stronger bones by increasing the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D also improves the function of muscles.
Vitamin D comes from the sun. The sun’s rays interact with our skin to produce vitamin D that can be used for bone and muscle health. In a northern climate, people don’t get as much sun as needed.
Applying sunscreen in the summer disables the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D from sun exposure.
Additionally, as we age, the skin’s ability to make vitamin D decreases.
There are very few food sources of vitamin D. In fact, it is impossible for adults to get sufficient vitamin D from diet alone, no matter how good their nutrition is. Therefore taking a vitamin D supplement is a good idea.
How to take?
The recommended dose is 1,000 -2,000 IU daily. These amounts are safe. Taking more than 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily should be done only under medical supervision.
What and where to buy?
There is a wide choice of vitamin D in the market. My favorite is D-Mulsion 1000 (Spearmint) by Genestra.