vitamin D: a misnomer

Following on from my previous posts on synthetic vitamins and iron, one of the biggest worries people have is regarding vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D deficiency affects about 10% of Americans and over 25% of people in the UK.  Medical advice in many countries is blanket supplementation of vitamin D of at least 400ui daily.  This is not a long lasting solution and can have long term health implications, like hormone, vitamin and mineral imbalances.  Let’s demystify vitamin D so that you can feel confident in increasing and maintaining adequate levels. (more…)