42% Percent of Americans Are Vitamin D Deficient
- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient your body requires primarily to build strong bones and for overall good health. A fat-soluble vitamin that functions like a steroid hormone in the body, vitamin D comes in two forms in your diet, D2 and D3, and can also be produced in your skin when exposed to sunlight. It helps your body absorb and maintain adequate levels of calcium and phosphate, which are both important to bone health.
- We primarily get vitamin D from sunlight and proper nutrition. Certain foods contain vitamin D, like milk, fortified cereals, and fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel. Adults should consume 400-800 international units (or 10 to 20 mcg) of vitamin D daily.
- Unfortunately, about 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient with some populations having even higher levels of deficiency
- Coronavirus attaches to cells via ACE2, which is clinically proven to be reduced by Vitamin D.