Many of us are vitamin D deficient without realizing it. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to
- a variety of cancers
- heart disease
- weight gain
- and other ailments.
Not available in many foods, vitamin D comes from direct sunlight – so why are so many of us in sunny California not getting enough vitamin D? Exposure to sunlight doesn’t necessarily mean we are getting the levels we need.
The recommended daily amount of vitamin D is 400 international units (IU) for children up to age 12 months, 600 IU for ages 1 to 70 years, and 800 IU for people over 70 years. The amount of sunlight any of us might receive will vary during the year as seasons change. Supplementation is a reliable way to ensure our bodies are getting all that we need to stay healthy.
Vitamin D, especially when taken in conjunction with other vitamins and nutrients, can help with a number of ailments. It has been shown to
- improve cognitive function for patients suffering from dementia
- continued and regular supplementation of vitamin D may minimize the risk of multiple sclerosis
- promote bone health and lower the risk of osteoperosis
Through vitamin D injections, you can be sure your body is getting the proper amount that it needs.