We Are Sunshine

The best way to get Vitamin D

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

“The sun is our most natural source. It’s how our bodies were made to get it.” — Carole Baggerly, founder of GrassrootsHealth — a San Diego vitamin D advocacy group that organized a major vitamin D conference this month on the University of California-San Diego campus. Baggerly was interviewed by MSNBC in a story headlined, “Vitamin D Can Prevent Disease.”

2008-12-19-quote-of-the-week-tanningnews-copy.jpg“Baggerly says drinking more milk or eating fish high in vitamin D will not solve the problem,” MSNBC reported. A full body tan can make 10,000 to 25,000 international units of vitamin D — more than 100 times the amount fortified into an 8-ounce glass of whole milk.

MSNBC reported that, “Doctors say there are more than 2,000 studies showing the benefits of proper levels of vitamin D.”

To read the full MSNBC story click here.