Why Vitamin D is awesome

by Jessica Scollo
Why Vitamin D is awesome

Benefits of Vitamin D

As Canadians, most of us are deficient in Vitamin D.  This important little Vitamin has many incredible benefits including:

- Contributing to bone health
- Mental wellness management including anxiety and depression
- Enhances the immune system 
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Promotes absorption of calcium
- Can help lower blood pressure

How much should we be getting?

Newborn babies and children should be supplementing with about 400 IU - 800 IU per day.  RDA for adults is currently 1000 IU per day.

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin meaning that it does get stored in your body with a potential of getting too much so be sure to talk to your doctor before supplementing with Vitamin D to see if it's right for you and your family.   

Food sources of Vitamin D

- Fatty fish like salmon and tuna
- Sardines
- Fortified milk, oatmeal and cereals
- Dairy products
- Egg Yolks
- Red Meat and Liver
- Mushrooms

Check out our options for supplementing with Vitamin D below:

Vitamin D Supplements