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A Spotlight on Vitamin D and its Many Forms

Vitamin D3 is a superstar immune-boosting nutrient linked to many health benefits. It’s a vitamin we can get through food and also a hormone our body makes from the sun. But despite the multiple ways of getting vitamin D, many of us are still deficient due to changing seasons, sunscreen, skin tone, age, and sun protection. Carlson makes it easy to get our daily dose of vitamin D with stren…

Foods High in Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many functions in our body. It maintains normal calcium levels necessary for bone health and is essential for the absorption and utilization of both calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D also helps calcification of bones and teeth in children, helps maintain heart and muscle health, and supports healthy immune function. Some foods contain vitamin D, but very few have optimal levels o…

Vitamin D Recommended Daily Intake

Vitamin D is considered nature’s sunshine vitamin, and it's a vitamin we can make in our bodies… under proper conditions. Large-scale studies have found that deficiency is widespread in not just adults but in children as well. Vitamin D promotes healthy growth and development; supports teeth, bone, and muscle health; assists with a healthy immune and cardiovascular system; and aids in a healt…

​Why We Need Immune-Boosting Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in our body. From bone and muscle strength, to mood and cognitive support, vitamin D is a nutrient superstar. The sunshine vitamin is especially important for the strength of our immune system. Research shows that having healthy levels of vitamin D, as well as taking a vitamin D supplement, can help keep our immune system healthy.&n…

The Most Important Nutrients for Brain Health

No matter what our age is, we all can benefit from some extra brain support. Whether we want to support mental clarity, mood health, or focus, certain foods and brain exercises can help, but it’s still a good idea (especially as we get older) to add supplements that promote healthy brain function. Some of the best options include the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaeno…

The Best Time to Take Supplements

As a dietitian, when I used to counsel individuals, there were several occasions when my clients brought in shopping baskets filled with supplements. They couldn’t remember exactly all of the reasons why they bought them nor how much or how often to take them. If this sounds like you, you are NOT alone! I think we’d all like to get the most out of our supplements through proper timing, combining,…