Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is freely available to all through exposure to sun’s rays. Yet recent studies suggest vitamin D deficiency is surprisingly common worldwide. By some estimates, over 40% of the U.S. population may be deficient in vitamin D. Here are 7 reasons why.
As children, we were always told to finish our milk because that’s what would help us build strong bones. And the reason is that it contains both calcium and Vitamin D1 – two essential ingredients linked to healthy bones. However, the unfortunate part is Vitamin D isn’t naturally occurring in many foods.
One of the most [...]
An estimated 1 billion people, across all ethnicities and age groups, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This pandemic of "hypovitaminosis D" is mainly attributed to a person's lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities) and environmental (for example, air pollution) factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production [...]