Shaklee Distributor in Dallas talks about vitamin D.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas talks about vitamin D.

Why you’re not getting enough vitamin D

Low vitamin D has been linked to less than optimal heart health, immune function, bone health, and an increased risk for certain cancers. A growing number of experts believe current vitamin D intakes and blood levels are too low to support your best health. It has been estimated that as many as 80% of Americans may not have high enough blood levels of vitamin D.

Causes of vitamin D insufficiency

What causes this high amount of vitamin D insufficiency?  There are several factors that determine the amount of vitamin D in your body each day. Vitamin D is formed in the body when your unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight, or it’s available in vitamin D-rich foods, but we are avoiding sun exposure and we don’t eat an abundance of foods containing  vitamin D today.

The season or calendar month is a risk factor for vitamin D insufficiency because of the reduced sunlight during late autumn, winter, and early spring. Sun exposure is vital to vitamin D health and vitamin D insufficiency rises with the increase in sunscreen use and reduced time spent outdoors.

The geographical latitude of your home location is another determinant of daily sunlight exposure, and skin color is a key factor because those with darker skin do not convert sunlight to vitamin D internally as well as lighter skin does.  Increasing age, being overweight, lack of exercise, and low intake of fish and other vitamin D-rich foods in the diet are some other critical factors that can create a greater need for vitamin D.

You can ‘D-fend’ yourself

Consider getting 10–20 minutes of sun exposure daily without the use of sunscreen. Exercise regularly and achieve a healthy weight. Eat fish and vitamin D-fortified foods more often.   And because we know that obtaining sufficient vitamin D from foods is difficult, find a high-quality dietary supplement of vitamin D3, the most potent form of vitamin D found naturally in the human body.

I find that Vita-D, from the Shaklee corporation to be an excellent source of vitamin D3.  Take the “D-ology” test to see if you need extra vitamin D to help ward off the conditions linked to low levels of this critical nutrient.


Dallas Health Helpers is a Shaklee Distributor in Dallas.  We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all and we advocate the use of safe alternatives.  One should avoid use of drugs and drastic programs that can cause problems now and in the future.  For more information go to our web site at or call 214.871.9596.  Be well, Stay well.