D-d-d-d-d-d vitamins are your sunshine friends!
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, so it’s critical for strong bones, boosts immunity, and helps nerves and cells work properly.
The food sources of your D include: fatty fish, and fortified foods.
The superstar D: Your body makes vitamin D on its own when the sun’s rays hit your skin and you store it in fat.
The elusive D: Due to weak sunlight during winter months, having darker skin, and using sunscreen, many Americans are short on this valuable vitamin.
Deficiency can result in: rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities.
Interesting facts: newer research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes,hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.
We recommend: Shaklee’s “Vita-D3” which is better than D2 at raising this vitamin’s levels in your blood.
Remember: depending on several factors, you may need anywhere between 1,000-4,000 IU every day!
Brought to you by RLEI for National Nutrition Month