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Product Name: Caltrate Calcium & Vitamin D

Product Information: This summer, many women are shielding themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays by using sunscreen and wearing hats, but this blocks the body from absorbing the sunlight necessary to produce vitamin D. Leading experts believe up to 77 percent of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D, thus increasing their risk for falls and fractures.

Four things you need to know:

  • The primary source for vitamin D is direct exposure to sunlight.
  • As the body ages, it becomes less efficient at producing Vitamin D from the sun.
  • Rather than increasing sun exposure, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends people obtain vitamin D through adequate diet or supplements.
  • Caltrate now has double the amount of vitamin D, making it the most vitamin D rich supplement available.

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My Thoughts:  I have very, VERY low Vitamin D.  It’s been low for a few years now and I’m working on trying to get it up and stay up.  It’s so hard because I’m not an ‘in the sun’ kind of person but I’ve been trying really hard this summer to be out there as much as I can.  Of course the best way to soak up the Vitamin D from the sun is without sunscreen, which isn’t good for my skin.   My doctor told me to keep the suncreen on my face and spend about 5 minutes in the sun at a time to soak up a few rays.

She also has me taking vitamin D supplements to at least be sure my body get some every single day.  I never realized how bad it was for my body to not have the Vitamin D until my body started hurting and she explained to me my low level isn’t helping that.  Your body needs the Vitamin D so it then takes it from your bones.  NOT GOOD.

The doctor also wants me to up my calcium intake so Caltrate with Vitamin D is the perfect thing for me to do both!  The chewable ones are great and taste good so it’s not even a big deal to take it.  I’m really hoping the next time my levels are checked they are better but I’ll keep taking these as long as the doctor orders.



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