Monday, April 30, 2007

More on Vitamin D

http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/vitamindmiracle.html

The previous article on Vitamin D was via a libertarian site (lewrockwell.com). For some reason, the writers there like to thumb their noses at big medicine/pharma; and a Vitamin D as a miracle preventer of cancer that would cost pennies a day makes them feel happy. However, as the article above mentions, Vitamin D as a dietary supplement comes with risks, and one would still need a doctor to manage those risks.

2 comments:

Jim Wint said...

Vitamin D3 from UV light (the Sun or a tanning bed) is healthier than vitamin D2 from supplements.

http://www.electricbeachtan.net/Vit_D2_vs_D3.pdf

Arun said...

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is available at the nearby supermarket at about 3 cents per 400 I.U. pill.