What are ways I can get more vitamin D during the winter months?

In the winter, you might not be able to get outside often to take in sunlight on your exposed skin.

Instead, you can increase your vitamin levels with food and supplements, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

Not many foods have vitamin D naturally in them, but in the U.S. there are a variety of foods fortified with vitamin D. Some foods with vitamin D include milk, breakfast cereals, orange juice, salmon, tuna, and mushrooms.

There are two types of vitamin D supplements available. It’s important to talk to your doctor about which one and how much is for you.

Some people only need vitamin D supplements in the winter while they aren’t outside as often as in the warmer months.

To learn more about how to get more vitamin D during the winter, talk with your doctor.

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