How to Get More Vitamin D

Vitamin D because is good for health and prevent various illnesses such as cancer and osteoporosis.  This is the problem of people living in climates wherein a sunshiny day is a rare occurrence. Sunshine is the best source of Vitamin D. More research confirms the role of Vitamin D  in the maintenance of health and preventing variety of diseases ranging from osteoporosis to cancer. Aside from preventing diseases, vitamin D also plays key role in calcium metabolism.   Here are some ways how to get more vitamin D:

1. Take Vitamin D supplements. Scientists believe that around a billion people worldwide are Vitamin D deficient. This offers a number of benefits. One of these is it helps metabolize calcium. Vitamin D will help maximimize the benefits of calcium. Perhaps, the most obvious step to have more of this vitamin would be to take supplements daily. Vitamin D supplements will ensure that we have enough in our body.

2. Get some sun. Exposed yourself to the sun particularly between 6 – 7 a.m. when the sun’s rays are not that scorchingly hot. Sunlight enables 7-dehydrocholesterol, a Vitamin D synthesis naturally found in our skin to be converted into active form. To get enough sunlight, you need twelve minutes of sun exposure with your arms exposed to the sun twice a week. Darker skinned people require a bit longer than 12 minutes due to the higher melanin content in their skin which would prevent the immediate penetration of sunlight.

3. Vitamin D diet. Eat fish daily. Salmon, shrimp, sardines are all excellent sources of Vitamin D. Take products or shift to those products that are Vitamin D fortified such as cereals and milk.

4. Take cod liver oil. Drink this oil as a Vitamin D supplement

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