You know that vitamin D is good for your bones. But did you know it’s also a critical nutrient for your immune system?
Studies demonstrate the importance of obtaining at minimum 20 mcg / 800 IU daily to effectively support immune system function and reduce the risk of respiratory illness.
Because the sun's UVB rays help our skin to produce a significant amount of active vitamin D, reduced exposure to the sun can risk deficiency. This is a problem mainly for those living in the northern hemisphere, and those who frequently protect their skin from the sun.
An additional challenge with obtaining enough vitamin D is the absence of it in most foods. Hence, why it's called the "Sunshine Vitamin." Fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and tuna are the best natural food sources. Egg yolks naturally contain a small amount. And milks, both dairy and non-dairy, are fortified.
***These days, protecting our immune system is everyone's number one priority. Optimal blood levels of vitamin D are around 30-60 ng/mL. If you don’t know where you vitamin D stands, do yourself a huge favor and get it checked by your doctor. In most cases with a vitamin D deficiency, prescriptions for very high doses of inactive vitamin D are given.
If you’d like to have more control over choosing which supplement you put into your body, please consult with F.N.’s head dietitian-nutritionist who is experienced with identifying quality supplements and proper dosing. We’d be happy to give you a free consult (reg. $75). Just head over to our contact page and send us an email with the subject title: Support my Immunity with Vitamin D! But don't wait too long - this offer is only good through 2/4/22 at 11:59 PM EST.***