Avoid Diabetes With This Killer Vitamin!

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How to Get More Vitamin D

The current recommended daily value of vitamin D by the Institute of Medicine is 600-800 IU. Considering how quickly your body can produce it from sunlight, as well as how beneficial high doses were in controlled studies, real health benefits occur at higher levels.

As mentioned above, the easiest way to get more vitamin D is to get more sun exposure. Contrary to what the skin care industry might tell you, going out in the sun without sunscreen will not immediately give you cancer. Obviously those with a fairer complexion should take more precautions, but the truth is that getting around 30 minutes of sun can produce 10,000 IU of vitamin D in your body.

Other sources of vitamin D are food or supplements. Many dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt are fortified with vitamin D, and some include it naturally. Other sources include eggs and fatty fish.

 

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Supplementation might be the easiest oral source of vitamin D. Remember that vitamin D is fat soluble, so if you use a supplement, take it with a meal that has plenty of fat in it. Supplements should be used responsibly; follow the directions, and do not attempt to replicate mega doses as in the Indian experiment mentioned here on your own. Everyone’s body is different, so speak to a doctor first about the proper level of vitamin D for your condition, especially if you have diabetes or prediabetes.

References:

www.diabetesforecast.org

www.vitamindcouncil.org

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