People with higher levels of vitamin D age more slowly than those with lower levels. This is likely related to vitamin D enhancing the length of telomeres and inhibiting inflammation.

Vitamin D plays a role in the health of numerous parts of the body including the brain, heart, skin, ovaries, breasts, testes, and prostate. Vitamin D is also necessary for maintaining strong bones and muscles—in fact, a deficiency of vitamin D can cause muscle and bone pain. Optimal vitamin D levels may reduce your risk for several health problems including autoimmune diseases, depression, cognitive decline, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Vitamin D may also prevent cancer—research on cancer prevention and vitamin D levels is strongest for cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon.  Your skin makes vitamin D from sun exposure.

Unfortunately, however, the skin becomes less efficient at producing vitamin D as you age. If you take vitamin D supplements, ideally your dosage should be based on lab testing. Taking 1000 to 2000 IU of vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol daily, may be adequate—although people with low blood levels may need a significantly higher dosage. It's important to note that too much vitamin D can lead to kidney stones and calcification of soft tissue. In addition, anyone with primary hyperparathyroidism should not take vitamin D supplements.

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