Ask Sofia: Do I Need Vitamin D in the Summer?
“A lot of people think that they don’t need a vitamin D supplement in the summer because they are supplementing naturally with the sun, but we recommend a good-quality vitamin D3 supplement year-round,” said Clinic Sofia Physician Assistant Allie Nowak. “Most of us are deficient, and we all need vitamin D for bone health, energy and a healthy immune system.”Read more
Ask Sofia: Should I Take Folic Acid?
he longer answer is that if you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant now, folic acid is more important than ever.
A B vitamin, folic acid is needed by every single cell in the body for growth and development. Before and during early pregnancy, folic acid can help to prevent birth defects, specifically neural tube defects of the brain and spine – it might also serve to prevent cleft lip and palate and heart defects in babies.Read more