Vitamin D is called the sunlight vitamin because the body produces it when the sun's ultraviolet B (UVB) rays strike the skin. It is the only vitamin the body manufactures naturally and is technically considered a hormone. Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps to strengthen the immune system and may prevent some types of cancer.*
While just 10 to 15 minutes in the summer sun a few days a week supplies adequate amounts of vitamin D, those who can't get out in the sun may need a supplement. In winter, people in northern climes who don't get enough sun may also need additional amounts of the vitamin. Unfortunately, the body's ability to manufacture vitamin D appears to decline with age, so older adults may need to get more vitamin D through diet (fatty fish have good amounts) or supplements, whether they're exposed to sunlight or not.
Surprisingly, even younger adults may have inadequate stores of this vitamin.
In one study involving almost 300 patients of varying ages who were hospitalized for different types of ailments, 57% were found to have low levels of vitamin D. This insufficiency occurred in a full one-third of the people who were getting the recommended amounts of vitamin D from their diet or supplements.
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