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Interesting article Sherrie. It mentioned the risk for Canadians in winter, but nothing about countries like Australia that have lots of sunlight. Would be interesting to know what the Aussie risk of Vit B deficiency is.
It's Vitamin D, GG. Sorry to be pedantic hehe.
Well actually its a big problem in Australia too. Because we have been scared into using sunscreens which block out vitamin D3, to protect ourself from skin cancer. So you'll find there is still quite a problem with vitamin D deficiency in Australia too. I think you only need 15 minutes of sunlight per day (morning is better than afternoon), but if you want to get Vitamin D don't use sunscreen.
Thanks for the article sherrie!
I take 10,000 UI per day, which is a very high level but its safe to do so. When I get back to oz I will reduce this as I will be getting much more sunFebruary 2009: 87.5kgs (< 20% body fat)
June 2009 - October 2009: 67kgs
Currently - 63.5 kgs ~10% bf
I never use sunscreen and I don't use it on my kids, unless we were going to be in a situation where they were going to be in the hot sun for an extended period of time like the beach. I'm more worried about the crap that's in the sun screen!
Having said that I had my levels checked in May which is the end of Autumn and they were deficient at 59 with the range being 60-160. I have been supplementing 5000ui a day since buying some from the US and I had my levels re checked a couple of weeks ago and they are 150 so I have to stop.