Vitamin D has received quite a bit of attention over the last few years. Recently, the recommended amounts for Vitamin D increased for people of all ages. Read on for information and tips on how to benefit from the sunshine vitamin.
What does Vitamin D do?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium and vitamin D work together to help you maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps your muscles, nerves and immune system work properly. Recent research has shown that vitamin D may be linked to lowering the risk of diseases such as multiple sclerosis and some cancers.
How much Vitamin D do I need?
The amount of vitamin D you need depends on your age.