Currently 70 to 97% percent of United States citizens are lacking the essential vitamin known as Vitamin D. That’s because now a lot of us are homebodies. We are inside mostly all day which eliminates us from getting SUNLIGHT who’s job is to create Vitamin D for us.
Did You Know: Every cell in the body contains Vitamin D receptors, indicating its importance for optimal functioning.
So many of us rely on preformed vitamin D which is found only in animal products such as fatty fish, liver oils, milk, beef liver, and egg yolks. Furthermore, Food companies know that vitamin D is hard to get nutritionally, so they add fortified vitamin D to milks, fruit juices, cereals, breads, nutrition bars, and pastas.
Easy Way To Reach Daily Vitamin D Requirement is to sit in the sun for 20 minutes, if you have a darker complexion then you need to extend your time due to it taking a longer time for the sun to do its duty.
Cons of Low Vitamin D
- Increase of chronic diseases such as cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes,
- Increase of autoimmune diseases; which is a big reason why people who live in cities with cold environments such as Chicago or New York get sick in the winter due to a lower intake of vitamin D
The RDA recommends 15 micrograms of vitamin D daily for those individuals (age 1 to 70) and for those 70+ individuals, they need 20 micrograms. There’s no such thing as too much Vitamin D in my eyes; what’s the worst that can happen.