ASK THE PHARMACIST…about Vitamin D deficiencies
Question: What are your recommendations for Vitamin D supplements? Answer: The best way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D is at your door, sunshine! Vitamin D is essential for bone health. In the elderly the risk of falling has been attributied to vitamin D deficiency due to muscle weakness. Memory loss may also be seen in older adults because of calcium levels in the brain. Most of us receive vitamin D in our diets with fortified foods, such as milk, cereal, orange juice and yogurt. Many doctors will prescribe a vitamin D supplement to ensure you have adequate levels.