Unfortunately, living in Iowa, we are not in the “sunshine state”. We live in the Midwest, and because of this, research has already told us that we tend to be deficient in vitamin D over the winter months.
Our main source of vitamin D comes from the sun, and it is absorbed through the skin. There are several wonderful benefits to vitamin D, including: enhancing immunity, helps eye problems, may help treat psoriasis, necessary for growth, necessary for thyroid function and normal blood clotting, required for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus by the intestinal tract, and prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and hypercalcemia.
So, how do you know if you are deficient?Read More