Getting More Vitamin D
With studies suggesting that patients with COVID-19 who are deficient in vitamin D have poorer outcomes than those who have normal vitamin D levels, people are now asking how to pump up their levels of the important nutrient. But vitamin D has always been important to your health, as it's essential for building bone and maintaining skeletal structure, promoting calcium absorption, aiding immune function, and helping to reduce inflammation. The challenge is finding it — it doesn't naturally occur in many foods like other vitamins and minerals. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to get the recommended dietary allowance of this necessary nutrient: 600 international units, or IU, each day.