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3 Reasons You Can’t Rely On The Sun For Vitamin D (Even In The Summer)

There are three different ways you can get vitamin D: the sun, food, and supplements. We’ve already covered why sunlight is a finicky source of D, so let’s talk about food for a moment here.

In a previous mbg article, integrative dietitian Whitney Crouch, RDN, CLT shared why food is an equally unreliable source of the sunshine vitamin: “Vitamin D is found in very few foods–and the foods that it is found in do not have amounts that will move the needle much in terms of total amount humans need for health.”

Even if you’re eating foods with the highest amounts of vitamin D (e.g., trout, salmon, and UV-irradiated mushrooms), they still don’t provide the amount of vitamin D required to achieve and sustain healthy vitamin D status.

The final solution? A high-quality daily vitamin D3 supplement with adequate dosage (i.e., at the very minimum 2,000 IU) will help you achieve and maintain sufficient vitamin levels, no matter the time of year or weather forecast.*

That said, not all D supplements are created equal–you need premium, high-potency D3 taken with a healthy fat source to promote optimal absorption.* For 5,000 IU of D3 and a built-in trio of organic oils (i.e., avocado, flax, and olive), mbg’s vitamin D3 potency+ has you covered.*

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