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Vitamin D and Weight Loss Supplements
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen

No, I do not know of any connection between Vitamin D Deficiency and ANY weight loss products. It's just more likely that you are Vitamin D Deficient because you don't get enough Vitamin D.




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Let me explain why I don't think that your Vitamin D Deficiency has to do with the weight loss supplements.


Milk in any form, skim or otherwise, has only about 100 IU's per serving. This amount was determined to prevent small children from getting rickets. But preventing rickets takes MUCH less Vitamin D than preventing Vitamin D Deficiency.


For an adult, you would need a MINIMUM of 2000 IU's per day just to maintain your Vitamin D levels, and many researchers are finding that people need 3500 to 5000 IU's per day Just to Maintain their current Vitamin D levels and even more to correct Vitamin D Deficiency.


So, to get 2000 IU's of Vitamin D per day drinking milk would require about 20 glasses.


And as far as sun exposure, nearly EVERYONE in my practice BELIEVES that they get enough sun, but there are so many factors involved in getting Vitamin D from sunshine. Among the factors that can keep you from making Vitamin D from the sun are:


  • Living North of 37 latitude get you ZERO Vitamin D from September through April

  • Wearing sunscreen

  • Having Dark Skin

  • Covering up with clothes

  • Intensity of sun (time of day)

  • Length of time in the sun

  • Bathing within 48 hours of sun exposure


So, as you can see, there are SO MANY FACTORS as to why you may get out in the sun and still be Vitamin D Deficient. But the bottom line is that You Don't Get Enough Vitamin D to Prevent Deficiency and THAT is why you are Vitamin D Deficient.




Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune Health.com







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