Vitamin D may offer more benefits than you realize

You are probably already aware that Vitamin D deficiency is very common, even in sunny Los Angeles. Deficiency is associated with everything from heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s/poor cognition and poor exercise performance. Typically deficiency has no symptoms, but symptoms can include: fatigue, bone pain, muscle cramps and in severe cases, bone loss.

Vitamin D has many benefits, more than most realize.

For example, Vitamin D has been associated with improved mood AND better exercise endurance in athletes. The recommended amount of supplementation is 600-800 IUs/day but many people will require doses as high 2000 IU/day and some 10,000 IUs daily. It is important to note that vitamin D can be toxic when the dosage is too high. Be sure to consult with your doctor to check your current levels.

Click here to check out the different options available for vitamin d supplementation.

To a healthy and happy you!
Center for Weight Loss and Nutrition

Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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