Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Humans need vitamin D to keep healthy and to fight infections. Beyond your bones, vitamin D is also a key factor in cell growth and health, immunity and inflammation.
The irony is that in winter, when people need vitamin D the most, most of us are not getting enough.
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are now a global public health problem affecting a large amount of people worldwide.
The consequences of vitamin D deficiency have an alarming number of health issues including skeletal diseases like osteoporosis, infections, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, psychological and cognitive disorders.
It is advised to take a good supplement as most people are not getting hardly enough of this vitamin from daily sun exposure.
The daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D in individuals aged 1–70 years is 600 IU. After the age of 70 years the RDA increases to 800 IU.
Contact me for supplement options to make sure you are getting the right amount.