How to Keep Your Vitamin D Levels High During Cold Season
During winter we tend to spend less time outdoors, wear heavy clothes and limit our sun exposure, which can cause insufficient vitamin D levels and weaken our immune system. Vitamin D is vital to our health since it regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus for normal bone mineralization, ensures the immune system's normal functioning, and improves our ability to fight infections.
How much vitamin D do we need?
If your body doesn't get enough vitamin D, you're at high risk of developing many clinical conditions such as diabetes, soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis), hypertension, coronary heart diseases and mental health disorders.
The recommended daily intake for vitamin D is 400–800 IU/day or 10–20 micrograms for children and adults. However, older people of age 70 and over are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency and musculoskeletal disorders, therefore the RDI can be higher than 800IU a day in those age groups.
*Please speak with your healthcare provider before consuming more than the recommended daily allowance.
How do we get it?
Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because it is produced in the skin after sun exposure. Fortunately, even during the colder months, people can get the optimal amount of vitamin D by eating foods rich in vitamin D, such as oily fish (mackerel, tuna, and sardines), eggs, mushrooms, fortified dairy products and non-dairy substitutes, or by taking oral vitamin D supplements.
Should we take supplements?
It is recommended that you take at least 600 IU of extra vitamin D along with your regular diet to ensure optimal daily intake. Deficiency is common and can have negative health consequences for many people. However, if you consider adding vitamin D to your diet, you may need to speak to your healthcare provider about your vitamin D needs.
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