Vitamin D helps our bodies in many ways. It is the only vitamin that is also a precursor hormone for a steroid hormone which helps the body repair and maintain bone and cell health. "There have been concerns about vitamin D status in the U.S. because of increasing reports of deficiencies, with an estimated 10 million Americans over age 50 diagnosed with osteoporosis," says Atlanta-based rheumatologist Eduardo Baetti, MD.
Years ago, vitamin D supplements helped cure rickets in children. Now, the current lack of vitamin D in the U.S. population has been linked to the increase in obesity, certain kinds of cancer, insulin resistence, depression (ever hear of Seasonal Affected Disorder which occurs in the winter in people who don't get enough light exposure?), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart diease, and the autoimmune diseases we see today.
Why are Americans deficient in vitamin D? It can't be manufactured by our bodies alone, so we need sunshine to help us synthesize it. But, we stay indoors in the winter (and also in the summer when we seek air-conditioning!), so we don't get enough sun exposure. Air pollution can keep essential UV sun rays from getting through to our skin. Latitude and geography also play a part in the amount we take in: people who live north of latitude 40 (from New York City west across the country to Northern California) only get enough sun exposure to synthesize vitamin D from May through September. Even your skin color and your age can affect your skin's ability to produce vitamin D (darker skin tones and elderly people need more sunshine to fulfill their vitamin D requirements than younger and lighter-skinned people).
So, what do we do about these deficiencies? That's where Vitamin D Drops come in. What could be easier than taking one drop a day to help your body maintain bone and cellular health? Vitamin D Drops are easier to use than supplements because you don't have to take them with food or water. Just drop one drop of Vitamin D Drops on your tongue and that's it for the day. Gloria Brandt of European Solutions says her Vitamin D Drops are more readily used by your body because the liquid is easily absorbed in your mouth wherein supplements have to move through your digestive system to be absorbed and can lose some of their potency by the time they travel all that way. And, the tasteless drops in one bottle of European Solution's Vitamin D Drops is a year's supply, making it a great bargain in this dragging economy. Babies and children are lacking the vitamin, too, and Vitamin D Drops are an especially easy way to give them what they need for healthy bodies.
So, unless you've dragged your desk outside, ditched the sunscreen, and are living it up on a beach in the Bahamas, you are probably deficient in vitamin D. And you will especially be deficient if you hide inside during the cold winter months. Which means you need a supplement. And you won't find an easier way to get your daily requirement of vitamin D than one small drop of Vitamin D Drops every day!