The Supplement Integrative MD Amy Shah Suggests To Achieve Vitamin D Sufficiency
Getting enough vitamin D is downright difficult—even if you eat a well-balanced diet and spend time in the sun (safely, of course). In fact, 41% of U.S. adults1 are vitamin D insufficient, while a whopping 29% are straight-up deficient1.
That's why double-board-certified integrative medicine doctor Amy Shah, M.D., recommends vitamin D supplementation to achieve (and maintain) sufficiency.*
"Vitamin D deficiency is ridiculously common," Shah previously told mbg. "Although you can obtain D from the sun, it's often not enough, especially if you are dark-skinned. Though some foods like oily fish and fortified milk contain vitamin D, I recommend supplementing with at least 5,000 IU a day."
That said, not just any vitamin D supplement will do.
Why Amy Shah recommends vitamin D3 potency+.
Sufficient vitamin D levels are critical for maintaining bone integrity, skin health, hormonal balance, oral health, and more—not just bolstering the immune system.*
That's why getting adequate vitamin D is important year-round (not just during colder months). "Achieving vitamin D sufficiency isn't a seasonal need, it's a daily endeavor," Shah explains.
Many vitamin D supplements feature sub-efficacious doses (i.e., below 5,000 IU), inadequate forms (i.e., vitamin D2 rather than D3), and don't optimize absorption by including fats to increase bioavailability.
Thankfully, mindbodygreen's vitamin D3 potency+ is not like other vitamin D supplements.
"vitamin D3 potency+ is the high-quality, potent supplement solution I recommend," Shah says. "For me and my clients, I have the confidence knowing that vitamin D3 potency+ can achieve and maintain healthy vitamin D levels in the body with its premium organic algal vitamin D3 at 5,000 IU and built-in trio of organic oils for absorption."*
mbg's innovative vitamin D3 potency+ formula is specifically designed to help you reach and maintain healthy vitamin D status—and with only one daily gelcap, no less!* Considering the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in the U.S., this is no small feat.
Shah says it best: "The smart solution for vitamin D deficiency has finally arrived."
To learn what other leading health experts think of vitamin D3 potency+, check out this roundup.
Morgan Chamberlain is a supplement editor at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism and a minor in nutrition. Chamberlain believes in taking small steps to improve your well-being—whether that means eating more plant-based foods, checking in with a therapist weekly, or spending quality time with your closest friends. When she isn’t typing away furiously at her keyboard, you can find her cooking in the kitchen, hanging outside, or doing a vinyasa flow.