HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we explore the benefits of vitamin d.
In Henrico Dr. William Ferrar is filling in his patients on how much vitamin d they need.
Vitamin d is used for specific rare illnesses; studies have shown that taking the pills help those illnesses.
Low vitamin d is associated with many conditions but few have been studied with supplements of vitamin d vs. "sugar pill." The level of vitamin d goes up but the measurement of the disease prevention is not measured.
Those who don't digest may need supplemental vitamin d.