Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is actually manufactured by the body when skin is exposed to direct sunlight. Even so, as many as 50% of Americans may not be getting enough.
Vitamin D supports maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems, along with cellular function. Because it’s found naturally in few food sources, supplements can be helpful. Look for vitamin D3, as this is the same form that’s produced by your body in response to sunlight. TIP: For optimal absorption, take your D3 with food that contains healthy fats