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.