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[ARTICLE] How to Get More Vitamin D
Filed Under: Nutrition | Published: May 4, 2017 | Author: Digestive Health
So what does this mean? It means you may want your physician to review your vitamin D levels, especially if you have digestion problems. Earlier research links deficiency in the vitamin to both Chron's and Colitis. Extrapolate a little and you can see how low vitamin D may contribute to IBS and more importantly, that it might bring relief to some people when addressed with their doctor.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in many body functions.It is best known for working with calcium to strengthen bones, but vitamin D is involved with immune function as well.

You can get vitamin D from food sources, but you get most of it from sunlight, which your body stores and then converts to either of two forms of the vitamin: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).

People with dark skin absorb less vitamin D than lighter-skinned folks. You may need ways to get vitamin D if you live in the northern half of the United States, which get less sun than states like California, Arizona and those in the sun belt.

One study found that 54% of African-American and 42% of Caucasian women in the northern states had low levels of vitamin D.

First, a warning. Too much vitamin D can be harmful. That is why you will want to have this chat with your doctor first, before you supplement. You may have special needs or other health considerations that affect how much vitamin D you should be taking.

Ways to get Vitamin D:

  • Get Some Sun
  • Eat Fatty Fish
  • Try Mushrooms
  • Drink Fortified Milk
  • Drink Orange Juice
  • Eat Egg Yolks
  • But Fortified Cereals
  • Eat Beef Liver
  • Use Cod-Liver Oil

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