Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Packs a punch
This small pill contains 50,000 ius of Vitamin D. I would need to take 200 Citracal pills to get as much Vitamin D as is in that one small green pill. My doctor prescribed this because my Vitamin D levels keep dropping, despite the fact that I take a prenatal and Citracal with Vitamin D every day.
It's hard to get enough Vitamin D, since our main source of it is the sun. Most of us spend all day indoors at a desk, and when we do get outside, we're slathered in sunblock, which blocks Vitamin D. I've been wearing sunblock on my face for 15 years.
Vitamin D deficiency can cause a whole host of issues and has lately been linked to higher incidences of breast cancer. Other side affects can include fatigue and infertility. If you're wondering about your own Vitamin D levels, ask your doctor to order a simple blood test.
This has been your public service announcement for the day.