3 Reasons You May Not be Getting Enough Vitamin D this Summer

Dr. Mercola

While mainstream media continues to blast health warnings about the dangers of sun exposure, the news reports have it all wrong―instead of too much sun, it’s likely most people are not getting enough.

Even though summer is a time when more people are outside―and theoretically exposed to more sun, which is the ideal way to boost your vitamin D levels―there are three good reasons why you still many not be getting enough …

Three Reasons Why You May be Vitamin D Deficient

It’s estimated that over 95 percent of U.S. senior citizens may be deficient in vitamin D, along with 85 percent of the American public. Researchers have noted that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in adults of all ages who have increased skin pigmentation (such as those whose ancestors are from Africa, the Middle East, or India), or who always wear sun protection or limit their outdoor activities.1

The truth is that many are under the false impression that they’re getting enough vitamin D, when their levels are seriously deficient. Three major reasons for this are:

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