Vitamin D or Sunscreen or Both?

by Debra
(MO, USA)

Vitamin D is becoming more and more popular as a supplement. It is necessary for most people in the north to use it daily throughout the winter to prevent a deficiency.



There is a synthetic form called Ergocalciferol and the natural version called Cholecalciferol.


The synthetic form can be obtained in prescription form which contains 15000 IU of vitamin D2.


Regardless of which type you prefer to take, you need to have your vitamin D levels checked by a physician first to see where your levels are.


Too much of this is very bad for you as well as not having enough.


Because people tend to use a lot of sunscreen to prevent sunburn and
skin cancer, this tends to increase the risk of having a Vitamin D Deficiency.


Sunblocks block the ultraviolet rays that your skin would normally use to make vitamin D.


The bottom line is that you should not stop using your sunscreen, just make sure to have your doctor check your vitamin D levels regularly so that you can supplement your diet accordingly.



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