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Vitamin D and Your Health

Despite living in the sunshine state of California, it is still common to hear that your Vitamin D level is low and supplementation needs to be started.
Why is your Vitamin D level low?
In part, our sedentary and indoors lifestyles are to blame for epidemic low levels along with the fact that food sources of Vitamin D are limited and provide little daily value of this vitamin. Additionally, with the growing obesity epidemic, as fat mass increases, more Vitamin D is draw up into fat (adipose) cells. Therefore, as weight, related to fat increase, goes up, levels of Vitamin D go down as more of this fat-soluble vitamin becomes stored into fat cells.
What happens when your Vitamin D level is low?
Current Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D stands at 600 IU (15 micrograms) for adults between the ages of 18 to 50. While Vitamin D aids in a variety of body functions, the most well-known is helping in calcium absorption and good bone health. Studies have also shown that greater Vi…