Vitamin D is no doubt one of the most important items for our body but are we getting the desired amount of vitamin D?
Some of the experts of Vitamin D have answered this question and it is ‘No’ for majority of the population. In the July 2010 issue of Endocrine Today, Anthony Norman, a distinguished professor emeritus of biochemistry and biomedical sciences and an international expert on vitamin D notified that more than half of people in North America and Western Europe gets insufficient amount of Vitamin D.
The Vitamin is actually present in very few foods like cod liver oil, fish and eggs, in the other foods like orange juice, milk, yogurts’ and other breakfast items it is present in the fortified form. According to Norman “There is a wide consensus among scientists that the relative daily intake of vitamin D should be increased to 2,000 to 4,000 IU for most adults” and further “A 2000 IU daily intake can be achieved by a combination of sunshine, food, supplements, and possibly even limited tanning exposure”.
Norman has been researching on Vitamin D for at least 50 years and his observation for the Vitamin D intake can’t prove to be doubtful, his laboratory has proven many useful facts regarding Vitamin D and these can effectively help humans in solving different problems of life.