Lately, it seems like the D is the it-vitamin of the month. It’s credited with strengthening our immunity and the squelching the onslaught of countless diseases. And now there’s a new study that showed low levels of D, especially in older adults, creates a 30 percent greater risk of death than those with higher levels. It also concluded that those who were frail had double the risk! As a whole, it seemed that frail adults with low vitamin D intakes had tripled risk of death than those with higher D levels and non-frail body types. No matter what your age or body type, it seems wise to become cognizant of how much D you consume on a daily basis, before it becomes a problem.
In addition to vitamin supplements, one of the purest ways to increase your D intake is to get Sun exposure for 10-15 minutes in full sunlight, which will result in 3000-20,000 IUs. Dark-skinned people may need 5-10 minutes longer to process the sun’s rays.
Those wishing to avoid the adverse affects of the sun can seek out their daily dose in the foods they eat. Wild salmon 12-2000 IUs, Raw Maitake mushrooms, 1123 IU’s, Caviar 232IU per 100 grams. Eggs, wild tuna, and milk also have substantial amounts.
Always eat wisely and mindfully: For dosing information according to health concerns, refer to the Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitamin-d/NS_patient-vitamind/DSECTION=dosing