Vitamin D- the Sunshine Vitamin

May 22 , 2023

Virginia Nuzum-Hayes

Vitamin D- the Sunshine Vitamin

Most people have probably heard that getting 10 minutes of sunlight per day is good for your health so that you are not deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is the Sunshine vitamin and you do need small to moderate doses to keep your immune system's defenses strong.  Current guidelines recommend that 600-800 IUs (international units) per day is sufficient for adults. Not getting enough can have negative health effects since vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium which is necessary for strong bones and development in children. In later adulthood, deficiency can lead to conditions such as osteopenia and osteoporosis. Fragile bones can increase your risk of fracture later in life- hips and pelvic.  Your body makes vitamin D when exposed to the UVB rays of the sun. Some people do not go outside enough to get adequate amounts and where you live affects the sunlight exposure during the darker winter months for people in the Northern latitudes. Also, sunscreens and protective clothing with SPF can block your skin's absorption of the sun's rays. So, eating a healthy diet and taking Vitamin D supplements can ensure that you maintain healthy recommended daily intake amounts. 

Vitamin D can also be found naturally in a variety of foods such as dairy products, fortified juices & foods, fatty fish (salmon/tuna/trout/sardines), cereals, yogurt, egg yolks, cheese, and mushrooms. Supplements from CareFast® Products such as Immunity Builder or the Nanocelle D3 +K2 are great options to incorporate Vitamin D.  Immunity Builder combines Vitamins D, C, B6, Zinc, and L-Lysine for overall immune system support. The Nanocelle D3 + K2- delivers nanocelle particles that pass directly into your system to improve absorption and bioavailability. 


To maintain optimal health, it's important to engage in regular physical activity, spend time outdoors, and consume a diverse array of foods rich in vitamins. Additionally, selecting high-quality health supplements can help ensure that you meet your daily vitamin and mineral intake requirements.