Vitamin D: A Ray of Hope for Men's Health

Next time you’re outside, look up to that big ball of fire in the sky called the sun — it helps make the miracle micronutrient vitamin D.

From increasing absorption of calcium, helping build strong bones to boosting immunity, vitamin D is a man’s best friend for many reasons.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) found in some animal foods like fatty fish (salmon and tuna) and egg yolks.

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) found in some plants such as mushrooms and yeasts.

Vitamin D is critical for men.  Many studies have found that vitamin D provides a variety of benefits, and why adequate levels of this fat-soluble vitamin are important.

Get midday sun exposure (without sunscreen) for 15-30 minutes in the late spring, summer, and early fall, exposing as much skin as possible.

Spending 20-30 minutes outdoors on a sunny day will provide 10,000 IUs of vitamin D.

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