What are the benefits of taking Vitamin D? Numerous!
Here are some things good Vitamin D levels do for you:
- Boost your immune system
- Improve fatigue
- Reduce your “spare tire” around your middle
- Improve your sleep
- Reduce your risk of cancer
- Make your bones strong
- Reduce your risk of breaking a bone
- Reduce depression symptoms
And the list goes on and on….
How much do I need to take?
The average person needs about 5,000 IU’s a day. If your levels are below 20, then you need 10,000 IU’s a day. Otherwise, 5,000 is a good place to start. You should have your levels rechecked in about 8 weeks. It is very difficult to become toxic on Vitamin D. You should also have your Calcium levels monitored. If you have kidney disease you should check with your nephrologist to get a green light from them.
You will be amazed what it can do!
Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley