The Importance of Vitamin D3

January 4, 2018

Abracadabra! Bippity boppity boo! Vitamin D is for you – and you – and you! Known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D has so very many health benefits that it almost seems magical. However, it should first be noted that Vitamin D isn’t technically a Vitamin, though we do call it one. Responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphate, Vitamin D can be synthesized by mammals exposed to sunlight. An organic compound is only classified as a Vitamin when it cannot be naturally synthesized by an organism. Vitamin D is produced photochemically in the skin and 10,000 to 20,000 IU’s can be produced in 30 minutes of exposure to sunlight. If you are one to enjoy sun-bathing, time at the beach, or gardening, it is likely that you are getting a sufficient amount of Vitamin D when exposed to the sun for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. Good to know that your health is benefitting from that leisurely time you are spending in the sun! Maybe more of a reason to spend a few more minutes doing so.

Vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin for prevention of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression. Though it can often be found in various foods and dairy products, we recommend that our patients get 5,000 IU’s a day of Vitamin D. Dr. Lieberman has been suggesting Vitamin D to our patients for years, often saying that it does wonders for the prevention of disease and helps patients to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Finding out your personal Vitamin D level will help you to better understand how much Vitamin D you should be taking. Here at COEM we offer Vitamin D level testing, and we of course offer Vitamin D supplements. Our Vitamin D is available in liquid form in 2,000 IUD (which is often best for children!), 2,000 IUD softgels, and 5,000 IU caplets. Please feel free to contact us here at COEM with any questions about Vitamin D – we would love for you to add this supplement to your daily supplemental routine and benefit from its many abilities to assist in healthy bodily functions. . When supplementing Vitamin D3 at higher doses, be sure to re-test your Vitamin D blood levels within 6 months.