Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it is absorbed in the intestines while the excess is stored within the body. Our skin produces Vitamin D with exposure to sunlight.
What Does Vitamin D Support in the Body?
- Lung Function
- Body’s Immune System
- Brain & Nervous System
- Cardiovascular Health
- Healthy Bones & Teeth
- Seasonal Disorders
What Are Good Sources of Vitamin D?
- Fatty Fish (ex. Salmon, Halibut, Tuna)
- Egg Yolk
- Cow’s Milk & Dairy Products
Sunlight exposure is the best source of Vitamin D for our bodies.
However, people that live in the northern climates (like us in ND) have less sun exposure. The sun is not strong enough for our bodies to make Vitamin D between the months of October – April. Therefore, it is important to eat foods with higher levels of Vitamin D & possibly supplement Vitamin D in the winter months.
Are Your Current Vitamin D Levels in a Healthy Range?
If you are curious what your current vitamin D levels are, we are now offering an at home Vitamin D test kit for purchase. This is an easy and affordable way to test your Vitamin D levels! From there, we will be able to help you determine your ideal level of Vitamin D supplementation.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the Vitamin D test kits, stop by our office to pick one up or you can buy one online through our website. We also offer nutritional consults that you can schedule online here!
We look forward to seeing you & helping you stay healthy!
-Kinzie Koch, DC