Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hoew to Get More Vitamin D

The most natural (and best) way to get Vitamin D is from the sun. You can get and maintain your D levels the easy way by spending 10-15 minutes outdoors on a sunny day with no sunscreen. But if you plan to be out longer, be sure to apply sunscreen.

Take supplements as an option. It's the next best thing to sunshine. Your doctor can recommend the proper amount you need based on tests, but most experts say women need between 1,000 and 2,000 IU daily.
Choose D3, the kind your body makes from sun exposure just in case you choose taking supplements. Take it with food that has a bit of fat to help you absorb it.

Although foods rich in Vitamin D are limited, you'll find some of it in salmon, tuna, mackerel as well as also in fortified milk, cheese, egg yolks and mushrooms.