Daily Tip - Finding the D in Your Foods

Vitamin D, which is really a hormone, is often referred to as the "sunshine vitamin" because the sun's ultraviolet rays striking the skin activate the body to synthesize it. It facilitates calcium absorption and promotes bone mineralization, thus helping to ward off osteoporosis. Unfortunately, many people do not produce enough vitamin D or get enough from food. This is especially true for older people, those who are homebound or bed-ridden, and people who may not be exposed to sunshine on a regular basis. Dr. Weil recommends 1,000 IU of supplemental vitamin D daily, taken with a meal. Food sources of vitamin D include fortified cereals and milk, eggs, herring, wild Alaskan salmon, and sardines. Visit Dr. Weil's Vitamin Advisor for more information on vitamin D.

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Many vitamins and supplements contain fillers, casings and binders that may hinder absorption. Dr. Weil's Select Formulas use only the highest quality, readily-absorbable ingredients, with instructions on how to get the most out of each selection. It's the quality you expect from Dr. Weil - visit the Vitamin Advisor today for your free health assessment.