What’s the Real Story about Vitamin D?

Vitamin DOften touted as the wonder vitamin, not to mention the one we all seem to be deficient in, vitamin D is getting a lot of attention.

Vitamin D is fat-soluble, which explains why you do not see vitamin D supplement drinks on the shelves (it is not soluble in water). The best source for vitamin D is through food, but adding it naturally to the average American adult diet takes some effort.

A deficiency in vitamin D exacerbates psoriatic arthritis, increases muscle injuries among athletes, and increases risk of diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and immune disorders. Recent studies have even supported increased vitamin D levels with better outcomes for breast cancer patients.

 

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