10 Reasons To Take Vitamin D During The Winter

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Are you getting much sun these days? I’m so ready to be outside and feel the warm sun on my skin. After all, your body needs the sun for vitamin D and we all know it can be difficult to spend time in the sun during the winter. If your body isn’t getting sun, you’re likely not getting enough vitamin D during the winter months. It might be wise to consider taking a vitamin D supplement during the winter.

I understand why people can get depressed in the winter or living somewhere it often rains and they cannot spend time outside in the sun. Our body’s needs the sun because our body turns the light into vitamin D, during the winter we often spend less time outside, the days are shorter, sun is out less, and if you’re not taking vitamin D you might be a little depressed because your vitamin D levels are low. Taking a vitamin D supplement when not able to spend time outside keeps your body from developing a vitamin D deficiency.

10 Reasons To Take Vitamin D During The Winter10 Reasons To Take Vitamin D During The Winter

Without a doubt, vitamin D is important for our body. Vitamin D works with calcium, which keeps our teeth and bones healthy. It’s often difficult to get your vitamin D from the sun during the winter months, because it’s cold, the sun doesn’t come out as much, and did I say it’s cold? It’s important to me that I have an alternative way to get my vitamin D.

If you’re not taking vitamin D and are not spending time in the sun daily, here are a few reasons to consider taking vitamin D.

  • Vitamin D is essential for our bodies – We need vitamin D to immune health, healthy teeth and bones, hormone function, and it’s even been linked to cancer prevention.
  • Seasonal affective disorder – Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with seasonal affective disorder, frequent colds, asthma, depression, allergies, anxiety, psoriasis, and eczema?
  • It’s hard to get enough from foods – An adult needs 1,500 to 2,000 IU, which is a lot making it difficult to get our full dose of vitamin D. Did you know that most foods have less than 30 IU per day? It’s highly unlikely that you will get those amounts of vitamin D from foods, especially since we normally get less than 200 IU per day from foods. If you’re not able to spend time in the sun, a vitamin D supplement can keep your vitamin D levels where they need to be.
  • Bone health – If the levels of vitamin D are low, it’s been known to contribute to weak bones and osteoporosis. Calcium and Vitamin D work together to maintain bone health, and together they can improve the bone’s mineralization.
  • Cancer – Vitamin D has been associated with fighting lung, colon, prostate, and breast cancer.
  • Cardiovascular health – Of course, Vitamin D is well known for its link to cardiovascular disease. Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D is essential to avoid cardiovascular disease.
  • Metabolic diseases – Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with metabolic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and even high blood pressure.
  • Type 1 Diabetes – Did you know that vitamin D can reduce your risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes? Diabetics typically have low levels of vitamin D.
  • Prevention of infections – Vitamin D works to help prevent infections. It can also be used as primary treatment.
  • Maintaining the muscle – Vitamin D helps with maintaining our muscles. Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause fat mass due to loss of muscle.

Along with Vitamin D during the winter months, I also take Zinc to boost immunity and help shorten colds, vitamin C because you shouldn’t be without it during the cold and flu season, and I take omega 3 fatty acid all year around because it has so many great benefits.

If you have any questions or concerns about any vitamins, be sure to pay a visit to your doctor. He should be able to provide you with your vitamin D levels, and extra dosing if needed. Take care of yourself, make your health top priority, and help a child in need get access to vitamins and supplements by getting your vitamins from Walgreens through the Walgreens Vitamin Angels.


When you run out to be sure to head to your local . You’ll get the vitamins you need and help a child in need with your purchase! It’s a win-win! I have been purchasing my vitamins at Walgreens all winter because Walgreens has a huge selection of vitamins and my purchase has helped little boys and girls who are in need.

Millions of children in the world are suffering from hunger, lack of micronutrients that can lead to disease or even death. As a matter of fact, 45% of all childhood deaths are attributable to undernutrition. is giving a portion of all vitamins retails sales to Vitamin Angels. Their goal is to help 100 million children in the US and abroad get the vitamins they need to live a life well.


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