• Wed, Aug 5 2009

Does Sunblock Inhibit Vitamin D Absorbtion?

Some studies say it does, and experts say that Vitamin D is one of the best ways to keep hair skin and nails healthy.  Until now, cow’s milk had been the best way to get that all important vitamin D dose, but what if you are lactose intolerant?.  In recent years, researchers found that sunlight is also a great way to get the all important mineral…but not so fast.

Neutrogena recently commissioned a survey of over 2000 Americans to learn their sun protection habits.  The survey revealed that 32% of Americans are somewhat concerned that using sunblock will prevent them from getting enough of the essential vitamin D. Experts are now recommending daily intakes of up to 1,000 IU per day – more than twice the previous recommendations.  However, research shows that the majority of Americans are not getting adequate vitamin D in their daily diet to support these higher levels.  The American Academy of Dermatology warns that vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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So what’s a girl to do?  Gotta wear sunblock and don’t really want to overload on the dairy.  Do what I do, I have been taking a supplement called Viactiv for YEARS.  They provide 125% of the Daily Value of vitamin D…in one fell swoop…..you are done.  It’s the BEST way to get your vitamin D as far as I’m concerned.  They come in four yummy flavors: Chocolate Mint, Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Raspberry

In case you are wondering, Vitamin D is essential for:

  • Healthy and strong teeth, bones, and nails
  • Healthy eyes
  • Proper absorption of calcium by the body and the regulation of calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood
  • Enhancing the absorption of vitamin a and vitamin c and other important elements
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Preventing osteoporosis (because it aids in calcium absorption), depression or schizophrenia, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer

$6.49 – $8.49 for the 60-count canister and $9.99 –  $11.49 for the 90-count canister an it is available in your ocal supermarket or drugstore.

Image:  Viactiv

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