Vitamin D is an often over looked vitamin; it is essential for a healthy body and it is more deficient the further a person lives from the equator. This vitamin is of course gotten from the sun. When the sun lands on your skin, your body manufactures Vitamin D , which is then absorbed through the skin into the body. So wait a half hour to shower after being in the sun, to give your body time to synthesize and absorb the vitamin D. The health of your immune system, bone health, proper growth and hormonal health all need Vitamin D to work. Fifteen minutes in the sun three times a week is what a body needs; you can also get D from Cod/halibut liver oil, dairy products and fish. So why is this vitamin so very important? Babies and
children need it for proper growth of their bones and teeth. Your immune system can suffer if you don’t have enough vitamin D. It also plays a part in regulation of the heart beat, muscle functioning and in proper hormone balance. The daily recommended dose for an adult is 200 to 400 IU, but remember the further away you live from the equator, the more deficient you can be. You will also get more vitamin D on sunny days and during the summer, so you can cut back on your cod/halibut liver oil during the summer. I have personally found that Halibut Liver Oil is one of the supplements that has really helped boost my immune system and that I feel a lot better when I get enough sun. So by exposing your face, arms and legs for 15 minutes three times a week to the sun, the production of vitamin D slows after you get a suntan, you can obtain enough Vitamin D for a healthier You.