Vitamin D Billings MT

After analyzing the published literature on vitamin D, experts reported that many people—especially the elderly and dark'skinned individuals—are vitamin D deficient. However, sunbathing or using a tanning bed is not the answer because of their high skin cancer risk. Instead, get your vitamin D from foods or by taking a supplement.

Good Earth Market
(406) 259-2622
3024 2nd Ave N
Billings, MT
 
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(406) 237-3680
90 Poly Dr
Billings, MT
 
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(406) 252-4923
923 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 
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(406) 651-0557
2564 King Ave W
Billings, MT
 
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(406) 245-0960
1603 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 
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Billings, MT
 
St Vincent Healthcare
(406) 237-3680
90 Poly Dr
Billings, MT
 
General Nutrition Center
(406) 656-9964
300 S 24th St W
Billings, MT
 
Montana Harvest Natural Food Store
(406) 252-6969
1710 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
 
Laura C Bukowski
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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During summer’s solar-oriented days, are you getting enough—or too much—sun exposure to trigger vitamin D synthesis? It depends on your complexion and age, say dermatologists.

After analyzing the published literature on vitamin D, experts reported that many people—especially the elderly and dark-skinned individuals—are vitamin D deficient. However, sunbathing or using a tanning bed is not the answer because of their high skin cancer risk. Instead, get your vitamin D from foods or by taking a supplement.

“Increasingly, studies show that in the United States, vitamin D level is below what is thought to be important for bone and muscle strength,” says Henry Lim, MD, department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. “However, it should be noted that the range of ‘normal’ vitamin D level varies fiftyfold,” he adds. “Endocrinologists, nutritionists and the U.S. government need to establish vitamin D guidelines based on current information.”

To get vitamin D, a vital nutrient necessary for musculoskeletal health, humans must either synthesize it through skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light or ingest it. Some foods such as milk are fortified with vitamin D, but with the exception of fatty fish, most are poor sources of the nutrient. So your best bet may well be the local vitamin store.

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