Vitamin D

We don’t get enough through diet and sun – make sure you take a supplement!


Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is critical for strong bones and teeth. Recent research shows that it also supports breast, colon, and immune system health. Being deficient in Vitamin-D has been linked to increased risk of a host of problems, from cancer to autism, to osteoporosis to heart disease.


In addition to overall health, vitamin D plays an integral role in skin protection and rejuvenation.


  • In its active form as calcitriol, vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism.

  • It optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging.


Most Minnesotans are deficient in Vitamin-D


  • Age, skin color, geographic latitude, seasonal variations in sunlight availability, and sunscreen use make it difficult for your body to produce all the vitamin D it needs.

  • If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D – according to Harvard School of Public Health

Get Vitamin-D, not UV-damage


While the body can produce vitamin D through sun exposure, too much sun accelerates skin aging. Over time, it can damage the skin, leading to wrinkles, sun spots—and increased risk of skin cancer.


Taking a Vitamin-D supplement is the best way to ensure you’re getting enough of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ without increasing your risk of skin cancer or skin aging from excessive sun exposure. Take the kind that come in the form of  Vitamin-D3. 2000 to 4000 IU per day is a good amount.