Vitamin D is an important nutrient for your overall health, particularly for your bones, skin and brain. The beauty of it is that over 90% of the vitamin D that we need is produced by the sun. Many people assume they are getting enough sun and consuming enough nutrients to cover the amount needed but what they fail to realize is that most of us do not get even the minimum amount of sunlight daily and we definitely do not get the required nutrients through the foods we eat.
As far as vitamin D is concerned, your daily recommended value is 600 IUs for children and those under seventy. If you are older than seventy, the dosage should increase to 800 IUs. Research has also stated that children can consume additional quantities up to 1,000 IUs and adults can increase to 1,500 IUs. Read more