Dr. Marcy Cheifetz
What Is Vitamin D, and Why Is It Important?
Growing up, many of us were taught the importance of being outside in the sun to get our “daily dose” of vitamin D. But what exactly is vitamin D, what’s the best way to get it, and why is it important?
Vitamin D, or “calciferol,” is both a nutrient we ingest and a hormone our bodies make. Vitamin D helps retain calcium and phosphorus in the body, two vital nutrients in building bone.Read More