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  • Paige Vasquez CPhT

The Sunshine Vitamin

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

As kids you may have heard adults say, “go outside to play and soak up some vitamin D”.

Sun exposure to our skin is how we produce Vitamin D.

Vitamin D3 has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital is regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting enough Vitamin D3 is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

It is recommended to get 10-30 minutes of midday sunlight several times per week. However, that option may have not be healthy when we consider concerns about skin cancer. That is why taking a Vitamin D3 supplement is a great option. This way you know you are getting your daily dose and keeping your body healthy and at optimal function.

Stop into Rivertown Compounding pharmacy or have us mail your Vitamin D3 today!

Symptoms of Vitamin D3 deficiency:

  • Getting sick or infected more often

  • Fatigue

  • Painful bones and back

  • Depressed mood (especially during the dark cloudy Michigan winters)

  • Impaired wound healing

  • Hair loss

  • Muscle pain

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