Osteoporosis

Frequently Asked Questions

9. Can I get all the vitamin D I need from sunshine?

Your body makes vitamin D in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight and some people get all the vitamin D they need this way. However, many older people, especially those who are indoors most of the time and/or live in northern areas, do not get enough vitamin D.

Also, during the winter months, many people do not get enough vitamin D. Many older people may need a dietary supplement to reach recommended levels of vitamin D.