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Sunshine for Your Vitamin D Maybe Not So Easy

Vitamin D is also called "the sunshine vitamin," and for good reason. When the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays hit our skin vitamin D is produced. Experts have for years been recommending 15-30 minutes of unprotected sun exposure to help people obtain adequate levels of vitamin D. However, these recommendations don't take a number of factors into account, and the amount of sun exposure time needed to generate sufficient vitamin D might be much longer, increasing the risk of skin cancer. Your best bet? A daily vitamin D supplement. Read More

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Posted by admin - August 20, 2010 at 10:42 am

Categories: Vitamins and Supplements   Tags: 15-30-minutes, daily-vitamin, help-people, obtain-adequate, risk, skin, sun-exposure, sunshine, the-sunshine, time-needed, vitamins and supplements, years-been

The news on vitamin D keeps coming

A presentation at a recent American Heart Association meeting shed more light (hah!) on the topic of vitamin D ("the sunshine vitamin") and health, this time with a focus on teenagers. Researchers shared data suggesting that teens who don't have adequate levels of vitamin D might be at increased risk for diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.   How to make sure your teen gets enough vitamin D every day? Have them eat cold water fish regularly, get them outdoors for a few minutes (15-20) without sunscreen then get them back indoors to cover up and apply sunscreen before going out again, and consider giving them a vitamin D supplement. Read More

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Posted by admin - March 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

Categories: Vitamins and Supplements   Tags: association, few-minutes, meeting-shed, shared-data, sunshine, the-sunshine, time, topic