It is estimated that ONE BILLION people worldwide are Vitamin D deficient! In some cases, it’s due to lack of adequate sun exposure (long New England winters!). In other cases, it can be due to poor diet. Believe it or not, lack of this vitamin increases your susceptibility to autoimmune diseases and conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and much more.

Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency can also cause mood swings and depression? Balanced levels of Vitamin D in the bloodstream stimulates the area of the brain that is responsible for controlling mood function. This vitamin plays a key role in helping the brain maintain cognitive functions later in life.

Some benefits that come from regular Vitamin D intake include:

— Reduces the severity of asthma.
— Lowers the risk of cancer.
— Fights the common cold and flu by strengthening the immune system.

What is the best way to get Vitamin D?

Sunlight is the most natural way to give your body what it truly needs. If you decide the supplement form is a better choice, the recommended dosage is 5,000 (IU) per day. Foods that contain Vitamin D are:

— Cod Fish Oil
— Tuna
— Wild Salmon
— Egg Yolk
— Milk
— Yogurt
— Orange Juice

Be sure to speak to Dr. Danubio prior to consuming any supplements. Each patient is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and every patient has unique needs that must treated individually.