For many people, getting enough vitamin D is difficult, particularly if oily fish or fortified foods aren’t included in your diet. If you think this applies to you, taking a vitamin D supplement might be a good idea.
Vitamin D is important for everyone. It’s important for adults for its role in helping to maintain normal muscle function, and it contributes to normal calcium and phosphorus absorption which helps keep our bones and teeth strong. And that’s not all, Vitamin D also helps our immune system work well.
Vitamin D is especially important in later years since it has been shown to reduce the risk of falls when 20 micrograms (20 μg) of vitamin D is taken each day. No matter what age you are, you’re never too young or too old for vitamin D.