Building Stronger Bones

Adults ages 50 and older need between 800 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  Check with your doctor for the right amount for you.

If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and food, consider taking a supplement.  But, before adding a vitamin D supplement, check to see if any of the other supplements, multivitamins or medications you take contain vitamin D.  Many calcium supplements also contain vitamin D.

If you need help choosing a vitamin D supplement, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one.

Source:  National Osteoporosis Foundation