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Vitamin D: Are you getting enough?


Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin. It’s sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because our skin makes it when exposed to the sun.

It’s also the most common nutrient deficiency!

Like most vitamins, vitamin D has many functions in the body. It’s mostly known for its ability to help build strong bones. But, vitamin D is also important for a healthy immune system, digestive system, heart and mental health, blood sugar regulation, fertility, and resistance to cancer.

FUN FACT: Vitamin D is the vitamin with more scientific articles published since 2000 than any other vitamin.

Let’s talk about the many roles vitamin D has in promoting good health. We’ll also go over the different forms of vitamin D and what exactly is a deficiency. Finally, I’ll give you three sources of this critical nutrient and how much we should get.

Make sure you’re getting enough!

Vitamin D in the body

Vitamin D for bones

Vitamin D, the immune system, and inflammation

Vitamin D and digestive diseases

Vitamin D and cancer

Vitamin D and heart health

Vitamin D and blood sugar

Vitamin D for mental and brain health

Vitamin D and fertility

Forms of vitamin D

Sources of vitamin D

Sources of vitamin D – Sun exposure

Sources of vitamin D – Foods

Sources of vitamin D – Supplements

Vitamin D deficiency

How much vitamin D do we need?



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