With the onset of winter, getting enough Vitamin D can be a little more difficult than in the summer.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I believe vitamins are super-important for health.
But did you know that vitamin D is extra special?
Here’s why. It’s very difficult to get enough vitamin D; therefore, it is a very common deficiency.
So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to get vitamin D are exposure to the sun, consuming vitamin D containing food, and through supplements.
Why is vitamin D important, and how much do we need?
Vitamin D helps us absorb calcium from our food and acts like a hormone to help us build strong bones. Vitamin D can also help with immune function, cellular growth, and help to prevent mood imbalances such as depression and seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD). Continue reading →