Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D may not be the most famous and glamorous vitamin like vitamin C, but this doesn’t mean vitamin D is any less important.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is composed of a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that play a key role in the absorption of many key minerals including calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.

According to The Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned medical institution, vitamin D is super important for your bone health not only due to increased absorption of calcium but also because vitamin D helps block the release of a certain hormone which gets absorbed into your bones making them weaker and brittle.

Vitamin D From Sunshine

 Yes, most people know vitamin D is produced when sunlight shines on a person’s skin. The amount of vitamin D produced depends on the amount of ultraviolet (UV) light. So, there are a couple of factors determining the amount of vitamin D that is produced including time of day, the season of the year, and the amount of pollution in the air. For example, in Minnesota during 2008 there was only enough sunlight for sufficient vitamin D production less than half of that year.


Vitamin D From Food

 So, what if I told you that you could help prevent vitamin D deficiency by just eating? It should not surprise most people that maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to get vitamin D. Here is a list of foods with their amounts of vitamin d measured in International Units (IU):


  • Cod liver oil, 1 tablespoon: 1360

  • Swordfish, cooked, 3 ounces: 566

  • Salmon (sockeye) cooked, 3 ounces: 477

  • CBD 2.0 products, 1 serving: 400 
  • Tuna, canned in water, drained, 3 ounces: 154

  • Orange juice fortified with vitamin D, 1 cup: 137

  • Milk, vitamin fortified, 1 cup: 115-124

  • Yogurt, fortified with 20% of the daily value of vitamin D, 6 ounces: 80

  • Margarine, fortified, 1 tablespoon: 60

  • Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 2 sardines: 46

  • Liver, beef, cooked, 3 ounces: 42

  • Egg yolk, 1 large: 41

  • Cereal, fortified with 10% of the daily value of vitamin D, 1 cup: 40

  • Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce: 6

CBD 2.0 Products

CBD 2.0 has a complete lineup of products that can help you get additional vitamin d! Our tincture contains 400 International Units (IU) of vitamin d per serving, which is about the same as 3 oz of cooked salmon!

Who Is At Risk For Vitamin D Deficiency?

There is an alarming trend when talking about vitamin D deficiency in adults. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of adults who were found to be suffering from vitamin d deficiency grew from 40 percent to 70 percent in just a 10 year period.

How To Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency

We have shared with you some great resources of where you can get vitamin D naturally, but according to experts eating a healthy diet usually will not supply you with enough vitamin d unless you are consuming fatty fish.