Dr. Weil Raises His Daily Vitamin D Recommendation to 2000 IU Per Day

Why you need more Vitamin D…

“We have known for many years that we need vitamin D to facilitate calcium absorption and promote bone mineralization. But newer research has shown that we also need it for protection against a number of serious diseases. In recent years, scientists have discovered that it may help to prevent several cancers, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, psoriasis, diabetes, psychosis, and respiratory infections including colds and flu.

…Don’t be concerned that a vitamin d supplement of 2,000 IU will give you too much. With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate between 10,000 IU and 20,000 IU of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.”   Read rest of article here

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/new-recommendation-why-yo_b_446580.html

What do you think?  How much vitamin D are you currently taking?  Be sure to have your blood levels checked first to find out how much you may need to take.