• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why you need vitamin D and how to get it

March 17, 2017

blue sky with clouds and bright sunshineVitamin D is essential for health but isn't as easy as other nutrients to get in a balanced diet.

"Vitamin D is not in a lot of foods," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "So it's challenging to get all that we need."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Hensrud explains why vitamin D is so important and offers ideas on getting enough of it. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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