I'm re-posting this article because it's March and yucky weather out there..keeping us indoors and missing out on the sunshine when it's there !..We need that vitamin D to keep our immune systems working right..
Taking a good D
supplement helps, but is still no substitute for the sun!..at least 15 minutes a day is what does the trick..I've been inbound too much these last few months.. my knee hurts even more when we have that cold damp weather and winds.. I take 5000iu. of vitamin
D supplement everyday..and look forward to some warm sunshiny days.
No matter where you take that walk or how you spend time in the sun..Your doing yourself a huge favor ! (my photo, Ft. Myers Beach, Fl.
How much time do you spend outdoors absorbing the health giving sunshine and Vitamin D?
In this article you'll read how little our food gives us in this vitamin and why is
D so important to our health.
I also noted that as we grow older we do not receive all the D our bodies need ..for a number of reasons that are stated below....
I'm happy to share another great article by Dr.Mercola
- Vitamin D deficiency is
prevalent in adults of all ages who always wear sun protection (which blocks vitamin D production) or limit their outdoor activities
- Researchers estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency,
and this percentage rises in higher-risk populations such as the elderly and those with darker skin
- Signs you may have a vitamin D deficiency include age over 50, having darker skin, obesity, achy bones, feeling blue, head sweating, and gut trouble
- Increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year
- Optimizing your vitamin D levels may help you prevent cancer, heart disease, autoimmune