Why Do I Need Vitamin D?
Just as much as you need your faithful Vitamins C and E, you also need Vitamin D.
Health Benefits of Vitamin D
- Assists in the absorption of calcium and plays a role in the maintenance of calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood*
- Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.
- Helps maintain bone strength and health*
- Regulates your immune system and helps support the ability of macrophages to work within the body*
- Supports neuromuscular health*
- Involved in the regulation of magnesium metabolism*
How to Get More Vitamin D
You probably already know that our skin can produce vitamin D from sun exposure. If you’re not getting enough sun, you may not be getting enough vitamin D. In addition, the skin produces vitamin D less efficiently as we age. You can also get your daily dose of vitamin D through the foods you eat. Just beware – some foods are fortified with vitamin D, but most foods aren’t loaded up with vitamin D – in fact, far from it. So if you don’t have plenty of sun exposure, your best bet is to get enough daily vitamin D with a combined effort of vitamin D rich foods and supplementation. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children and adolescents to take 600 IU of vitamin D per day. For adults, a daily intake between 600 and 800 IU is recommended by Institute of Medicine.
Food Sources of Vitamin D
Fortified orange juice
Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple Strength with Vitamin D gives your joints the nourishment they need.* Healthy joints and bones are required for daily activities like walking, running and bending – and anything else you want to do. This formula includes Vitamin D to support bone density and a healthy immune system.* Osteo Bi-Flex strengthens your joints and supports flexibility and agility, so you can keep moving on your own terms.*