Clickbank.com Ads

Vitamin D: How Much Do You Need?

Don’t Miss Out! If you missed my recent webinar and cooking class, you can find the information and recordings here:

Also – don’t miss the April topics:

NUTRITION AT HOME! Q&A
Thursday, April 1st, 2pm
Register here!
NUTRITION WEBINAR
Carbs: Necessary or Not?
Wednesday, April 14th, 8pm EST
REGISTER HERE!
COOK TO THRIVE! SURVIVORSHIP COOKING CLASS
Delicious Desserts
Wednesday, April 21st at 11am
REGISTER HERE!

This topic is part of an ongoing series about nutrition & immunity. Find our other articles here:

WHAT IS VITAMIN D AND WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOUR BODY?

Vitamin D is a nutrient needed to maintain your health.

  • assists with calcium & phosphorus absorption
  • helps bring calcium & phosphorus to our teeth & bones
  • fights against osteoporosis and bone degeneration
  • works to regulate calcium in our blood
  • improves muscle & nerve function
  • keeps our immune system strong

There are 3 ways you can meet your Vitamin D needs:

  • Foods: A few foods contain Vitamin D naturally, however consuming fortified foods is a good way to get most of the Vitamin D that we need.
  • Sunlight: Your body has the ability to convert sunlight into Vitamin D by absorbing through your skin.
  • Supplements: We always want to get our nutrients from food, as best as we can. In some situations, supplementation may be necessary. Always check with your health provider/clinician before taking supplements. It is important to know which supplements are best for you and your needs.

HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

The recommended amount of Vitamin D has changed in the last 10 years. The RDA is the recommended daily amount. You can see what is currently suggested in the chart below. Vitamin D is typically measured in International Units (IU).

Age/Life Stage Amount in mcg Amount in IU
Adults 19-70 years 15 mcg 600 IU
Adults 71+ years 20 mcg 800 IU
Pregnant and breastfeeding 15 mcg 600 IU

Food is the preferred way to get nutrients. However, Vitamin D can be provided by sunlight exposure on the skin. Getting 5-15 minutes of sun exposure daily with also help you obtain your needed Vitamin D levels.

WHAT FOODS PROVIDE VITAMIN D?

Foods that naturally contain vitamin D include fatty fish and mushrooms. Foods that are fortified with vitamin D include dairy products, some orange juices, and most cereals.

TOO MUCH VS. TOO LITTLE

Vitamin D deficiency can cause:

  • abnormal bone metabolism
  • bone fractures
  • myopathy
  • excess inflammation
  • Impaired immune function
  • autoimmune/neurological disorders

Vitamin D toxicity can cause:

  • nausea & vomiting
  • muscle weakness
  • confusion & pain
  • loss of appetite
  • excessive urination/thirst
  • extreme toxicity: kidney failure & irregular hospital

**Note about toxicity** More Vitamin D does not mean that it is better for you. Too much Vitamin D can cause issues with your health.

Vitamin D and COVID Patients

In recent research conducted by, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vitamin D was studied with hospitalized COVID patients. In the study, medical professionals gave COVID patients high doses of Vitamin D supplementation. The results concluded that those who received the high doses of Vitamin D had no differences from those who received the placebo dosage. This means the findings do not support the “use of a high dose of vitamin D3 for treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19″. Read more about the study by clicking here!

Want to know more? Check out these recommended resources:

Enjoy the sun!

– Julie

Nutrition Options During Treatment


Original Article


Clickbank Promo Tools

Recipe Books

Detox Teas

Vitamine Supplements

Sugar Alternatives

Top Advantages of Diet High in Fiber
Fat-Free Fried Eco-friendly Tomatoes Costs PD Dish
Walnut & White Delicious Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe
10 Important Nutrition Information About Zucchini
NEW KETO-FRIENDLY BREAD! ZERO NET CARBS! LET’S MAKE GRILLED CHEESE!
Lose Weight | Exercises To Lose Belly Fat | Exercises To Lose Weight
EASY KETO BREAD RECIPE | Keto Connect Keto Bread | Low Carb Almond Flour Recipe | Gluten Free
VEGAN WEIGHT LOSS MEAL PLAN FOR WORK OR SCHOOL