There is a growing amount of scientific evidence proving that due to our modern day lifestyles, we are dangerously deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for human health and wellness. Historically, humans received their daily Vitamin D dosage from the sun. However, we have migrated north and settled into locations that do not get enough sunlight per day to meet our daily Vitamin D quota. This coupled with the fact that we wear clothing and sunscreen that protect us from the harmful rays of the sun means that many of us are Vitamin D deficient.
Research has shown that appropriate Vitamin D levels can improve our health by enhancing our immunity to bacterial and viral infections and reduce the risk of many chronic and infectious diseases. Deficiencies can cause various forms of cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, chronic bone pain, chronic muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, increased susceptibility to colds and flu, chronic inflammation and a huge multitude of other problems.
You cannot get adequate amounts of Vitamin D from your diet and therefore supplementation is necessary, especially if you are living in a northern climate. Supplementation has the potential to reduce cancer deaths by 75% (Ann. Of Epidemiology, 2009). Talk to Dr. Stephanie Louie to see what type of Vitamin D supplement and correct dosage you should be taking.