Posted by Janet
My husband recently went to the doctor for his annual check-up. Included in the usual lab tests, she added a Vitamin D level. When David told me, I gave a first pass snotty response like, "maybe we could just stand outside for an extra 15 minutes." As it turned out, his level was low! She told us to get Vitamin D as D3 and take 2000 units a day....one or two tiny pills or capsules (any grocery store).\n\nAnyway, I checked it out on the internet and sure enough, low Vitamin D levels abound...even in sunny San Diego. Reasons: We don't get outside as much as we used to and when we do, we're pretty protected with sunscreen. It's the ultraviolet light (that we avoid) that converts to Vitamin D!\n\nSo why have we both started taking D3? It helps the absorption of calcium from the food we eat, it may prevent type 1 and 2 diabetes, improves brain function, and contributes to a healthy heart. Reasons enough. Also my sister Barbara told me I was an idiot if I didn't do something so simple and beneficial. To your health!