During my younger years, it was fine to stay out in the sun up until nine in the morning because as the elders say, you can get Vitamin D from the sunrays. And that Vitamin D is good for the skin. Yet, fastforward to our days now, with all those global warming issues, staying out under the sun is a now no-no. Because nowadays, the sunrays gives harmful effects to our skin that can cause cancer and other diseases. Given this situation, should we just all say, “Goodbye, Vitamin D. Hello, Vit D deficiency?”
Vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure, diabetes, etc. There are studies which show that 36 of our organs and tissues are regulated by Vitamin D including our heart, lungs, brain and bones. In fact, 7 out of 10 Filipinos are Vitamin D Deficient (based on a study conducted with Hi-Precision Diagnostics, where 8200 Filipinos from key cities in the Philippines were tested for Vitamin D Deficiency). Moreso, Vitamin D deficiency in infants can cause “rickets, delayed motor development, muscle weakness, aches and pains, and fractures.”
Vitamin D-Deficiency happens because:
1. It’s hard to get enough Vitamin D from the sun (indoor lifestyle, clothing, skin color, aging, and use of umbrellas or sunscreen limit Vitamin D absorption).
2. It’s difficult to obtain from food (RDA of Vitamin D is equivalent to 40 eggs / 8 glasses of milk / 800g of salmon / 2 cans of tuna flakes every day)
Who would dare eat 40 eggs just to get sufficient daily requirement of Vitamin D? Oh, no! Not me! And most probably, not you merries, as well. [Me scratches head.] To save ourselves from having highblood pressure, there’s now Forti-D, Unilab’s Vitamin D supplement.
1 Capsule of Forti-D a day gives your daily requirement of 800IU of Vitamin D.
Let’s start serious protection today with Forti-D.