Vitamin D: Everyone Needs It Including Children and Teens
Last week I shared how I routinely recommend Omega-3 supplements for my clients. This week, another routine supplement recommendation is in the news. Vitamin D deficiency is wide spread especially for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest. Actually, almost everyone is deficient in Vitamin D as we all spend far less time than our ancestors out in the sun. This article highlights the benefits of Vitamin D in lowering diabetes risk in obese children and teens.
Note, the typical dose range I recommend for adults is 2000-5000 IU/day. Distribute the dose between meals and try to eat some fat with the meal to aid in absorption. For those of you who suffer from hyperparathyroid disorder keep your Vitamin D consumption below 1000 IU/day.