I saw this today in the window of a tanning bed place. It reads:
DID YOU KNOW? 17 forms of cancer linked to Vitamin D deficiency!
Ummmm, are they trying to use the message “Risk skin cancer so you can ward off 17 other forms of cancer” as a selling feature of tanning bed use?
Don’t be scared into the tanning bed!
- Food sources of Vitamin D - seafood! cod liver oil, herring, catfish, salmon, mackerel, tuna, eel, sardines (plus they provide you with Omega-3 fatty acids), whole egg; fortified foods, milk, some juices, cheeses, yogurt, breakfast cereals.
- Vitamin D supplements - 400IU containing the D3 form (it may be listed as cholecalciferol).
- Sunlight - your body produces vitamin D every time it is warmed by the sun.