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The Find: Vegan Vitamin D3

If you’re a bit of a health news junkie like I am, then you probably know how important it is to get your daily dose of Vitamin D. If not, here's a recap: According to VT columnist Neal D. Barnard, MD, Vitamin D is essential for bone health because it regulates calcium in the blood. Studies also suggest that it may help prevent cancer. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine even raised the recommended daily allowance. (Find out how much you need here.) While you can get Vitamin D from the sun and select vegetarian foods (such as mushrooms, egg yolks, and fortified dairy and non-dairy milks), your best bet for ensuring you are getting enough—especially if you are striving for the upper limit—is to take a sunshine supplement.