Vitamin D

Vitamin D also called the “sunshine vitamin” is not strictly a vitamin and can be considered a hormone. Vitamin D plays multiple roles in your body and is vital for healthy bones and may help your body fight diseases including diabetes and cancer. There are a lot of mixed messages about Vitamin D and sun exposure (specifically midday UV B exposure).

If you are concerned about Vitamin D deficiency, which is a common problem, speak to your doctor about a blood test and Vitamin D supplementation. While studies continue to define the role of Vitamin D, the risks of sun exposure are a certainty.

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