Winter weather drives us indoors and prevents us from trying to obtain our vitamin D from the sun. It actually not only winter that keeps us indoors - think of how long you are in front of a computer, or TV.
We’ve known since the 1930’s how important vitamin D is and the link between a deficiency and the skeletal disease called rickets which causes a softening of the bones and teeth.
The reason this happens is that vitamin D regulates blood levels of calcium and phosphorous that are contained in large quantities in the bones and teeth.
But vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many health issues. Some of those are depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma. They are now saying that vitamin D may reduce asthma attacks by as much as 50%.
It is almost impossible for us to get the vitamin D our body needs from our food because there are only small amounts of vitamin D in food. Therefore we have to get it either from the sunlight or from a supplement.
For someone fair skinned your body can produce 10,000 to 25,000 IU of vitamin D in about 15-30 minutes. And you make the most vitamin D when you expose a large area of your skin. When this happens where should we turn?
How about trying one of the vitamin D supplements offered by Dr-Vitamin. This will keep your vitamin D levels up during the winter and give you a great jump start for when spring finally arrives and you can enjoy the great outdoors and warm sunshine again.