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Did you know that in addition to eating healthy and regular exercise, Vitamin D3 can provide extra protection for you and your family against unwanted viruses? In an article published by Harvard University, an investigative study was conducted in more than a dozen countries and found that all participants experienced some beneficial effects from taking vitamin D supplements on a daily or weekly basis. “Our analysis has also found that Vitamin D helps the body fight acute respiratory infection, which is responsible for millions of deaths globally each year.” – Carlos Carmargo, the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. It is generated by our body as a response to the sun. Our body uses UVR from the sun to create vitamin D for healthy bones, immune health, mood and energy. However, many of us have a lifestyle that prevents us from maintaining an adequate level of level D (or the “sunshine vitamin”) due to an indoor lifestyle, sunblock and higher melanin in darker skin tones. As a result, we just don’t seem to be able to make enough vitamin D that is needed by our body and many American adults are Vitamin D deficient.

Our analysis has also found that Vitamin D helps the body fight acute respiratory infection, which is responsible for millions of deaths globally each year.

Carlos Carmargo, the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Tweet

How Much Vitamin D per Day?

The recommended amount of Vitamin D is 1,000 IUs to 2,000 IUs a day, according to The University of Alabama Birmingham, Department of Nutrition Sciences.

Movita’s Organic Vitamin D3 supplement contains 2,500 IU to ensure that your body gets all that you need to be healthy, and stay healthy throughout the year. Make sure to consult your doctor before taking any supplements to know what is right for the health of your body.

 

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