Why would I need Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is essential for:

  • Healthy bone growth
  • Muscle function
  • Neurological health
  • Immune system strength
Can I get enough Vitamin D from food sources?
  • Food sources do not provide sufficient amounts of Vitamin D
  • The best source: Your body manufacturing Vitamin D through prolonged exposure to sunlight
Why am I deficient in Vitamin D?
  • Those who live in the upper northern hemisphere (or the lower southern hemisphere) do not receive strong enough sunlight during the winter months to make Vitamin D. "In another study, one researcher found that from the latitude of San Francisco northward, or from Buenos Aires southward, for 3-6 months a year, no amount of exposure to the sun would generate enough Vitamin D in even the palest skin" (Science News).
  • Those with darker pigmentation in their skin need approximately nine times the exposure a lighter skinned individual would need to make Vitamin D
  • Those who use sunscreen too liberally interfere with the body's ability to make Vitamin D
  • Children who are breastfed (which often does not contain much Vitamin D from the mother) may be deficient
What will happen if I remain deficient?
  • Bone loss and osteoporosis
  • Muscle wasting
  • Frequently contracting viruses, influenzas, and respiratory infections
  • Fatigue
What are the long-term benefits of Vitamin D supplementation?
  • You will decrease your chances of developing numerous conditions, including: colon cancer, osteoporosis, pesky illnesses, and diabetes
  • Many people feel more alert and energetic when supplementing with Vitamin D during the winter months
How much should I take?
  • A dosage of 1,000 to 10,000 IU /day is recommended during the dark and cold winter months
Doctor Brist recommends:
  • D3 5000—5000 IU per capsule
  • Iso D3—2000 IU per tablet (for people who can't process straight Vitamin D)
  • (You can purchase both products at our clinic)