How Much Vitamin D Do You Need Every Day?

Vitamin D used to be mainly connected to bone health. Now, research has shown it has a host of health benefits. Here’s how much you need and where to get it.

Even though it’s an essential nutrient, most people don’t get enough Vitamin D.

In addition to boosting bone health, many recent studies have linked Vitamin D to many other potential health benefits, including reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

Experts recommend that adults up to the age of 69 need 600 IU/day, while those over 70 should get 800 IU/day.

Aside from taking a supplement, you can also get vitamin D by sitting in the sun and eating foods that contain vitamin D, including:

  • Vitamin-D fortified dairy products, orange juice and cereal
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Beef liver
  • Fatty fish and fish liver oils
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