Jillian: My doctor said I’m low in Vitamin D. What can I do about that and why??
Megan: Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common. It is known as the “sunshine vitamin”, because the skin produces it through sunlight exposure. It is also found in some foods likes fish and egg yolks. Vitamin D is necessary for bone health because it helps the body absorb calcium. Hence why with age when bone density decreases this deficiency becomes more common and important to identify. It also has been linked to preventing diabetes and high blood pressure. Your doctor can recommend and prescribe the needed dose for your body. Discuss your diet and blood panel to make sure absorption is helped.