Why Do I Need Vitamin D??

I’m sure your doctor has told you that you need lots of vitamins to keep your body healthy. One of them is vitamin D. But why do you need it? Below are some ways your body uses vitamin D, as well as ways to get it:

What does Vitamin D do for diseases?


-Reduce chances of heart disease

-Dramatically reduce chances of cancer

-Extremely helpful against osteoporosis

-Very good for the immune system

-Helps fight depression

-Reduces acne

-Helps reduce chances of getting Alzheimers

-May also help with weight loss

-Help prevent pathological muscle weakness

-Combat type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

There are several food sources for vitamin D. Fish, such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, are sources of this vitamin, as are egg yolks, cheese and beef liver. Vitamin D-fortified milk and other foods are also good sources. You can find vitamin D through taking supplements that come in two forms: vitamin D2, and vitamin D3. Both of these are good to have because your body needs both.

Sunshine, however, is the most natural way to get vitamin D. UV exposure stimulates your body to naturally produce vitamin D in your skin.  This is the easiest way to get the essential vitamin D that your body needs. When there is not enough sun outside, you can always run into your local tanning salon to catch some rays and relax in the winter.


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