Vitamin D seems to be the shining star of the nutrient world lately, and for good reason.
It’s been shown to fortify the immune system and halve the risk of breast and colon cancers, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes.
According to the July ’11 Better Health, a new study published in Anticancer Research shows that we need at least 4,000 international units of the vitamin daily. Do you get that amount? Doubtful, unless you diligently supplement: “Only 10 percent of Americans, mainly those who work outdoors, have such high levels of vitamin D.”