Soak It up. Let vitamin D3, the sunshine vitamin, be your shining light to a healthier life. Let’s face it, we’ve heard about the benefits of taking vitamin D for ages. And, for good reason. Yet, shockingly, 75% of American adults are clinically deficient. Here’s the scoop: there are actually two forms of vitamin D. And, it’s absolutely critical that you take the right type. Vitamin D2 is commonly found in drugstores, but current research suggests that D2 is not nearly as effective as natural sun-derived Vitamin D. Make sure you’re getting Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), which precisely mimics the natural Vitamin D your skin makes from direct sun.