The importance of vitamin D
I have been hearing a lot lately about the benefits of vitamin D. A couple weeks ago my dad brought it up in conversation. He is always talking to me about ways to improve my health (he's a psychiatrist) and mentioned that I should start taking vitamin D3. He told me about how it has been proven to improve mood, and be good for your bones and heart. I take a women's multi-vitamin daily and really did not want to have to remember to take any more pills throughout the day. I took his recommendation into consideration but did not look more into it. Then, the other day I picked up a Real Simple magazine and there was a whole page dedicated to the benefits of vit D! Here is a link to the article.
This information made me think a little more about trying this vitamin. THEN, the next day I was in a meeting at my internship and the psychiatrist who works there brought up the benefits of vit D as well! He spoke about how it effects mood and can help improve the immune system. So, needless to say, I will start to incorporate vitamin D3 (vit D2 is supposed to work well too but I chose to go with 3) into my daily routine.
*I have read and been told to take between 1,000 - 2,000 iu daily. So, that is what I will be doing.
Have you heard anything about this vitamin? If you are taking it, I'd love to hear how it is working (or not working) for you!