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Think calcium alone is enough to keep your bones strong and healthy? Think again.
Studies show that Vitamin D is just as if not more important than calcium. It not only helps the body absorb calcium, promoting bone growth and protecting against breaks and fractures, but it is thought to have several other healthful benefits as well...
- Improves moods.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
- Reduces the risk of a C-section in pregnant women.
- Slows weight gain.
So how can you be sure if you're getting enough? Some experts recommend a daily intake of 1,000IUs. But consult your own doctor for the recommended dosage, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?