Vitamin D: Everyone Needs It Including Children and Teens

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.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326121743.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fvitamins+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Health+%26+Medicine+News+–+Vitamins%29

Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease in which individuals have too much sugar in their blood. Now researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obe…