If you only take one vitamin, which you probably shouldn’t, make sure it’s Vitamin D.
People don’t get enough sun exposure, and it’s becoming increasingly clear through multiple studies, and studies of studies, that Vitamin D deficiency is a problem. It’s being linked to a number of things, including dementia, which is something I’d like to avoid.
I’ll not bore you with links, and you should do your own research, especially since I am not sure of the exact dosage that you should take (I’m not sure anyone really knows anyway).
Like 10 years ago I used to be crazy into vitamins. I bought really high quality ones, and took a lot of them. I actually noticed a negative effect from them over time. I had major memory issues, actually. I started being unable to recall anything. Totally freaked me out.
So I stopped doing that and went back to a basic one-a-day vitamin. I haven’t researched the best one yet, but I’m in the process of doing so.
My recommendation is to find a good multi-vitamin (I’ll tell you when I find one), and take it daily. It will surely have a good amount of vitamin D in it.
But don’t go without.
Humans spent a lot of time in the sun in our early years, and that exposure produced this vital nutrient in our system. And now that we’re indoors we need another way to get it.
So whether that’s from your diet or from a supplement, I recommend you find a way to get enough.
- I break into computers for a living, so be sure to do your own research. Also, even if someone does vitamins/health/medicine for a living, still do your own research.
- There are many fad vitamins out there. They come and go like diets and celebrities. The reason I’m on about D is because of the depth of the research and the span of the time they’ve been getting consistent results. The meta-studies seem to be communicating the clear message that being D deficient is seriously bad for you.