Why Do I Need Vitamin D?

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Believe it or not, up to 95% of adults could use more Vitamin D. Vitamin C and E are rather popular in the world of over-the-counter vitamin supplements, but it seems like Vitamin D often gets overlooked.

Just as much as you need your faithful Vitamins C and E, you also need Vitamin D. 

Health Benefits of Vitamin D

  1. Assists in the absorption of calcium and plays a role in the maintenance of calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood*
  2. Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.
  3. Helps maintain bone strength and health*
  4. Regulates your immune system and helps support the ability of macrophages to work within the body*
  5. Supports neuromuscular health*
  6. 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

Salmon

Sardines

Egg yolks

Shrimp

Fortified milk

Fortified cereal

Fortified yogurt

Fortified orange juice 

Supplement Support

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.*

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