August 02, 2017

4 Ways to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is very important to our health, not a lot of people pay too much attention to this until they find out that they have vitamin D deficiency. 

Importance of Vitamin D are 
  • Vitamin D fights serious diseases by keeping vital organs like hearts, lungs, brain and bones functioning healthily.
  • Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption among infants for stronger bones and teeth. 
  • Vitamin D increase fertility, prevent breast cancer, and avoid PCOS for women. 
Do you know that 7 out of 10 Filipinos are Vitamin D deficient? It is so surprising because we live in tropical country, we are getting enough sunlight compared to other countries. Vitamin D deficiency can happen to you and your family so check the following ways to avoid it. 



4 Ways to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

1. Sun Exposure 

Vitamin D is also known as Sunshine Vitamin because our body produces vitamin D when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight. Even kids know that we can get Vitamin D from the sunlight, in fact, it is one of my son’s lesson in their Health subject. 

Sometimes when my son and I walk, he tells me to bring an umbrella because it is hot but I will not bring one because I know that we need the sunlight. Though sunlight is very good source of sunshine vitamin, too much sun is not good for our skin. You cannot stay under the sun for so long because it will hurt and burn your skin. 

2. Eat food with Vitamin D 

There are only few foods that contain vitamin D and some of these foods are fortified so make sure to include these foods in your diet. You can get vitamin D by eating salmon, tuna, sardines, mushrooms, beef liver, shrimp, egg yolks, cod liver oil, fortified cereal and fortified yogurt. Drink fortified milk and fortified orange juice. 

3. Ultraviolet Lamps and Bulbs 

Some people are having a hard time in getting sufficient amount of vitamin D. There are a lot of factors that may affect them such as the latitude where they live, color of the skin, air pollution, weight, age, spending more time indoors, and even the use of sunscreen. 

So sometimes, doctors recommend the use of ultraviolet lamps and bulbs. Two years ago, I suffered from severe psoriasis and I had phototheraphy session for few months to clear my lesions. This is very expensive and it takes so much time because you need to go to the hospital two to three times a week.

4. Vitamin D Supplement

It is difficult to obtain enough vitamin D from the sun exposure, food alone and it is expensive to undergo phototherapy so the easiest way to get vitamin D is through food supplement. Two years ago, when I suffered in severe psoriasis, I also took Vitamin D food supplement because vitamin D is good for controlling psoriasis. I forgot the price of one bottle. Anyway, I just recently learned that Unilab has vitamin D supplement. 

Forti-D Vitamin D Supplement 

Generic: Colecalciferol/Cholecafiferol 800 IU Vitamin D3 
Launched: February 2014 
Price: P6.50 per capsule 
Adult Dose: One softgel capsule once per day 

Signs that you have vitamin D Deficiency 

1. Tiredness or Fatigue 
2. Muscle and joint weakness or pain 
3. Stress fractures 

Whether you have these signs or not, it is very significant to get enough vitamin D. Prevention is better than cure so start serious protection today with Forti-D.


 “Seryosong Proteksyon, Simulan Ngayon”

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