Why do I need Vitamin D?

Vitamin D supplement

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. We already know that in Canada, we sometimes don't get enough of the vitamin in the colder months and often need to supplement to make sure we have enough. But, why do we need vitamin D and what does it do for us? Let's look into this a bit further.

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Where can I find Vitamin D in foods?

What makes vitamin D different than other vitamins, is that only a handful of foods contain enough of the vitamin to be beneficial to you. Mainly, seafood, egg yolks, and mushrooms and some dairy products. If you are vegetarian/vegan or not a fan of seafood, then this puts you at a disadvantage. Your skin can naturally produce vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, but as we said, in Canada, we spend most of the year covered up. This is why a vitamin D supplement like our Nutrimin Vitamin D dietary supplement can help you attain a healthy dose of vitamin D. It's said that over 40% of the Canadian population is not getting adequate vitamin D. Yikes! Vitamin D deficiency is no joke.  While the signs of vitmain D deficiency might be subtle, you will notice the difference when you are taking the recommended daily intake of 400-800 IU. Read more about the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency here

What does vitamin D do?

Vitamin D is crucial for the maintenance of healthy bones among other things. Here are the benefits of Vitamin D for men and women. 

  • Stronger bones
  • Improved muscular function
  • Protection from cardiovascular disease
  • Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced risk of cancer

It's said that over 40% of the Canadian population is not getting adequate vitamin D. Yikes! Vitamin D deficiency is no joke.  While the signs of vitmain D deficiency might be subtle, you will notice the difference when you are taking the recommended daily intake of 400-800 IU. Read more about the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency here