Simply increasing your daily intake of a natural vitamin D supplements gives generous protection against a host of chronic diseases.
An estimated 85% of the adult population is deficient in vitamin D and is needlessly putting themselves at unnecessary risk of ill health ranging from colds and flu to killer diseases. The only way to assess how much vitamin D you are receiving daily from your diet, sunshine intake and normal supplement intake is by requesting a 25(OH) D blood test. Optimum levels should be between 50 and 70 ng/mL.
If you find you are below this level, consider taking an oil-based vitamin D in gelcap form which is easy to swallow and digest. Most people need to take an additional 1000IU to increase their vitamin D blood level by 10 ng/mL. Look for a good quality product from a reputable supplier.