Sources of Vitamin D

With all of the recent news on the benefits of vitamin D, we decided to compile a list of good sources of vitamin D.  To protect against cancer and other diseases, studies have suggested adults get 1,000 to 2,000 units of vitamin D a day.

Food Sources of Vitamin D:

Cod liver oil - 1 tablespoon - 1,360 iu

Salmon, cooked - 3.5 ounces - 360 iu

Tuna fish, canned in oil - 3 ounces - 200 iu

Milk, vitamin D fortified - 1 cup - 98 iu

Cereals, fortified - 3/4 to 1 cup - 40 iu

Egg - 1 whole - 20 iu

Cheese, Swiss - 1 ounce - 12 iu

Vitamin D From Sunshine:

UV rays from sunshine create vitamin D production in your body, it is recommended to get ten to fifteen minutes of direct exposure of sunlight at least twice a week to the face, arms, hands, or back.

Vitamin D3 Supplements or Supplements with Vitamin D2

Studies have shown that supplements with vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol are more effective in preventing cancer and increasing bone health than vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol.

True Blue Coral Calcium has 400 iu of vitamin D3 in each capsule.  Learn more about True Blue Coral Calcium


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