Vitamin D: Why We're Lacking It & How to Get More of It! by Donna John

Family Health
8 years ago

Vitamin D: Why We're Lacking It & How to Get More of It!

The reason we're lacking vitamin D nowadays is because we're missing out on the No. 1 source: the sun. 

"Vitamin D is a pro-hormone made in the skin upon exposure to sunlight, and production of it is rapid and robust," says Dr. Christopher Calapai. "Within 10 to 20 minutes without wearing sunscreen, people make between 10,000 and 20,000 IU. But because of widespread sunscreen use, total sun avoidance and our increasingly indoor lifestyles, our vitamin D levels have fallen drastically." 

Dr. Calapai recommends at least 2,000 IU per day, year round.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Yoga for Life Part 1: A Life Lesson From Doing the Same Yoga Sequence

12 Weight Loss Secrets for Success From Someone Who Lost 50 Pounds

Balancing Your Chakras Through Meditation: Which Practice Is Right for You?