This is a nutrient that I recommend all women obtain in a multivitamin and mineral. You can review, and order at a 20% discount, my recommended multivitamin and mineral here.
Shockingly, 1 in 4 people have a Vitamin D deficiency and rickets are even making a return as our levels can be so low. However, the importance of Vitamin D is hard to deny – it is more important than calcium for bone health and can halve a person’s risk of developing cancer.
For the image-conscious lady, it’s worth noting that Vitamin D intake levels are associated with our telomere length, which is a huge factor towards how well we age.
Vitamin D is also an anti-inflammatory, and deficiencies (as well as excessive levels) can increase our IGe response, causing sensitivity and allergy problems. Low levels also affect our utilisation of insulin, while a healthy intake decreases the Th1 response which is important for pregnancy, and helps suppress Th2, a factor of miscarriages.
High cholesterol can often be caused by Vitamin D deficiency, and so Vitamin D levels should always be checked if high cholesterol is a problem.
Recommendation: supplement Vitamin D in the form of an all-natural multivitamin and mineral in the form of D3, not D2. My recommended brand is this one.