Featured: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Do Overweight People Need More Vitamin D?
Is the currently recommended daily dosage of vitamin D enough for obese people? The jury is still out, but initial studies suggest that the answer may be no.

Questions about vitamin D supplementation levels have been raised by many studies in recent years, and a growing body of research indicates that high dose vitamin D has been shown to be of significant value to the treatment and management of a wide variety of conditions.

One of the newest areas of investigation is the possible association between low blood levels of vitamin D and obesity, and some studies suggest there is indeed a powerful correlation between Vitamin D levels and obesity and that the current Recommended Daily Intake of 600 IU per day may not be enough for the clinically obese.
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Obesity in Children and Adolescents
Can low levels of vitamin D increase your child’s risk of getting fat, staying fat, and developing diabetes? New studies suggest the answer may be yes.
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Studies Say High Vitamin D Levels Reduce Diabetes Risk
A growing body of research indicates that one of the most important but often overlooked risk factors for developing the disease is low levels of vitamin D.  Read the full article

Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough?
There are many things to consider when determining how much vitamin D benefits us each day. While there’s no magic dose which is right for everyone, there are many ways to tell if we need to be more mindful of our vitamin D intake. Fortunately, it’s neither difficult nor costly to obtain optimal vitamin D levels. Read the full article