Studies have proved vitamin D is good for bone health, reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more.
And yet, 85% of Americans are not getting enough vitamin D.
Part of the reason is that vitamin D is found in very few foods naturally.
And the easiest way to get vitamin D naturally is through sun exposure.
But with so many cases of skin cancer, people are either wearing sunscreen, or staying indoors.
And as we age, we stay inside even more.
For men over 50, this deficiency can be especially troubling.
It is vital that men are diligent about getting enough vitamin D in order to avoid the MANY ill effects that a deficiency can bring.
The great news is that it is easy to use supplements and increased sun exposure (carefully balanced) to bring vitamin D levels to optimal leves.
The recommended dose of vitamin D is 600 IU per day until age 70, and then 800 IU per day after that.