Tag: vitamin d sources
Vitamin D is well known as a key nutrient that is needed to create and maintain strong bones, but it also is involved in numerous other functions that affect daily activities and long-term quality of life.
“Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health,” says Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN,
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, has always been cloudy. Currently, the RDA is 800 IU (international units) per day for adults age 70 and older and 600 IU for anyone younger.
Many women have trouble getting the current RDA amounts. “An estimated 40 to 75