It's estimated more than 4 out of 10 Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. The absolute #1 place to get Vitamin D is from sun 🌞 and so it feels like a good time to loop back on what exactly Vitamin D does.
What does Vitamin D do for the body?
The most well known - and critical use of vitamin D in the body is to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. But what else does Vitamin D do? Think the "3 Ds":
What affects Vitamin D absorption?
Vitamin D is produced in the body when UVB rays are absorbed by the skin. Here are the main things that can impact absorption.
How to get more Vitamin D
And finally, here's a great blog post from my favorite doctor, Mark Hyman with some more info on specific levels. Now I'd love to hear from you. Have you gotten your vitamin D levels checked? Let us know what's worked for you!
Love and health,