Why is Vitamin D So Important To The Black Community?
VITAMIN D - It has been shown to play an important role in the immune system by contributing to cell life cycle and modulating autoimmunity with immune cell regulation. It has been shown that people with low Vitamin D levels have higher chance of acquiring upper respiratory infections, and also the lower the level of D the worse the symptoms. People of color have notoriously had low levels of D, two common reasons are we don't absorb the co-factor via the sun as well as our lighter skinned counterparts, and many of us are lactose intolerant. 1000IU a day is recommended for those who have normal levels. Often some people have to take much more depending on lab work. We launched our solo Vitamin D because I see so many people whose Vitamin D is damn near in the basement low. As we get older it also affects bone health.
BY: Dr. Karleena of Problk Health