Mental Health & Vitamin D

the Fabulous Foodie

Vitamin D helps maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, which strengthen bones. Helps form teeth and bones.1 But they are finding it is used for even more…


The current recommended daily allowance of vitamin D for U.S. children and adults (1 – 70 yr of age) is 600 international units (IU).2 For reference, the average glass of milk has about 50 IU.


We naturally get vitamin D from the sun, but most people don’t get enough of this nutrient. While the body uses sunlight to make vitamin D, it cannot make enough if you live in northern climates or don’t spend much time in the sun.1 In America we have foods that are fortified with vitamin D to help us reach the national recommendation. The top foods with this nutrient are fortified cereals and milk products.


The reason vitamin D is added to these two products is because…

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