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Many Americans may be suffering from unrecognized deficiencies of vitamin D. Most people in the U.S. get vitamin D from food and sun exposure but it is well below the recommended intake, especially during winter.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin found in food. It can also be made in your body after exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. UV rays trigger vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Some important facts about vitamin D:
For more practical information on vitamin and supplements, please go to the Adventist Healthcare website.
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