Vitamin D and your health

Brought to you by Tina Hausner – PharmD

  • Vitamin D is essential for bone health and to prevent fractures and osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D is found in fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolks, and some cheeses, among other sources
  • It is also synthesized by your body when exposed to the UV rays in sunlight
  • Many adults are deficient in vitamin D and deficiency has been linked to hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, immune function, and cancer
  • Some people, including older adults, pregnant women, and children, will benefit from supplementation
  • For most adults 600-800IU (15-20mcg) per day is the correct amount of supplementation
  • For more information or to decide if a supplement is right for you, talk with your physician or pharmacist
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