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Published on May 21, 2019

The importance of vitamin D

What is the importance of Vitamin D?

Around 42% Americans are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to poor health. Here is why Vitamin D is important for your health:

  • Prevention of depression, asthma, heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease, and more
  • Promotes bone health

How can I get more Vitamin D?

Sunlight is the best way to get enough Vitamin D. Sun exposure around midday is optimal, as your body will be able to produce the most Vitamin D at around noon. 

There are few natural dietary sources of Vitamin D. Oily fish (such as salmon) are a source of Vitamin D. Mushrooms are a natural plant-based source of Vitamin D. Some dairy products are fortified with low amounts of Vitamin D.

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