Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in calcium absorption and immune health. It is especially important for keeping college students healthy while dealing with a lot of stress. People living in northern states without as much direct sunlight from September to April need to take supplemental vitamin D, because their body can’t make enough from the limited sunlight.
The established Adequate Intake level for vitamin D is:
Vitamin D requirements can vary by skin color. Darker skin tones need more vitamin D than lighter skin tones.
Vegetarian Sources of Vitamin D
|Food||Amount||IU Vitamin D|
|Tofu (fortified)||1/5 block||120|
|Cow’s milk (fortified)||8 oz||100|
|Orange juice (fortified)||8 oz||100|
|Rice milk (fortified)||8 oz||100|
|Soy milk (fortified)||8 oz||100|