Google “reasons to take vitamin D” and you’ll be hit by a flood of things it’s supposed to be good for. They range from diabetes to weight loss, and some of these uses have stronger evidence and studies behind them than others. We won’t try to settle any debates about vitamin D in this article. We will, however, give you five of the most important things to know about this vital nutrient.
- The history of vitamin D
- Vitamin D can build up, but many people are still deficient
- Vitamin D is important to bone health
- Vitamin D can be good for depression / winter blues
- Vitamin D can prevent the flu