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Sunshine or supplements? Getting the right amount of Vitamin D

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I’ve written about the importance of getting the right nutrients many times. We know how vital it is to have the proper intake of vitamins and minerals. One of the most important nutrients that the human body needs is vitamin D. Unfortunately, the most people tend to know about vitamin D is that your body needs sunshine to produce it.

But what exactly vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in select group of foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced inside the body when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.

Vitamin D plays an important role in helping your body heal itself and prevent disease. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, muscle and bone pain, and, perhaps more serious, cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, ovaries, esophagus, and lymphatic system. Vitamin D is also key to regular blood pressure, and stimulates cancer fighting agents.

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How do I get the right amount of vitamin D?

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