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Vitamin D

Feeling down? Vitamin D might help!

Could d-ficiency have you feeling down? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin naturally present in a few foods, fortified in others, and available as a dietary supplement. However, the most significant source of vitamin D for most people is…

Top 10 Vitamin D Rich Foods

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is different from other vitamins because our bodies can make most of what we need with exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is more than a vitamin in that is acts as a pro-hormone and effects hormone…

How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. “It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who…

Recommended Intake of Vitamin D

Vitamin D intake can be measured in two ways: in micrograms (mcg) and International Units (IU). One microgram of vitamin D is equal to 40 IU of vitamin D. The recommended intakes of vitamin D throughout life were updated by the U.S.…

What Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure; it can also be consumed in food or supplements. Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining…