Of all the deficiencies, ailments and illnesses out there, few people focus in on a Vitamin D deficiency as a serious concern. However, estimates show that as many as half of the adults and children living in Australia alone have a deficiency of Vitamin D.
Many of us are not getting the recommended amount of vitamin D, either in our diet or outside in the sunlight, thanks to sunscreen and lives spent increasingly indoors. Since a lack of this vitamin has been linked with illnesses ranging from osteoporosis and rickets to depression, PMS, and even cancer, it behooves us all to ensure we are getting as much vitamin D in our diet as we can – up to 50 mcgs for adults and 25 mcgs for infants. Talk with your doctor before exceeding these limits, since vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin.