Are Blacks Getting Enough Vitamin D?

A pile of different types of vitamins(BlackDoctor.org) — There are so many reasons to love our darker toned skin, especially the fact that it naturally fights off skin cancer. But on the other hand, African Americans are usually deficient in vitamin D because the pigmentation of their skin limits the amount of vitamin D production in our bodies.

The Best Way To Get Vitamin D

Vitamin D acts like the key to open our bones to allow for calcium absorption.  It has many other roles which help to improve our overall health.  Obtaining adequate amounts of this vitamin are important for bone health, strengthening our immunity, and regulating cell growth.  Some recent studies have speculated that adequate vitamin D intake can prevent cancer.

Vitamin D is generally absorbed from direct sunlight on our skin and it is activated once it is absorbed.  Even if you have a lighter skin shade, you may still be deficient in vitamin D, because we are now a more sedentary society and tend to spend most of our time indoors getting away from the sun.

Are Blacks Getting Enough Vitamin D?