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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stop now: Alfalfa sprouts and extracts are used to treat a number of conditions (high cholesterol, asthma, diabetes etc). Prolonged use can lead to sun sensitiv ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably don't need: There i s much debate regarding how much vitamin d a person needs. Some say below 10 is deficiency, others below 30, while even others say below 40. I ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Vitamin D: The infant formulas in our country are fortified with Vitamin D. If you're feeding your baby less than 32 ounces a day of vitamin D-fortified formula, ... Read More
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
31 years experience Pediatrics
Formula has Vit D: No need to supplement with Vitamin D (also known as cholecalciferol) because formula contains Vitamin D.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low Vitamin D: About 15-20 minutes in the sun daily w/as little clothing on as possible will help. It depends on where you live. In NE USA during the summer is ok ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Latitude and time: During summer, you need about 20 min at mid day, longer at other times of day. In winter, or extreme northern latitudes, it takes longer. This is wh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin protection: Wearing clothing that is impermeable to Sun ultraviolet rays and using high potency Sun block will be protective to your skin. The heavily pigmented a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Per day: Depends on ur complexion. For dark skinned: 50-60 min/day. For fair skinned: 10-12 min/day. U need sun exposure to increase ur levels of Vit D, but to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamin D essential: It is difficult to say how much Vit D is produced by sun exposure-differs country wise- depending on the distance from the equator etc Take vitamin D ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
About 20 minutes: daily w/ as little clothing as possible is recommended if ok w/your doc. Season of the year and location also matter. Best to get your D3 level chec ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Formula: If your child is drinking 24 ounces if formula she is getting sufficient vitamin D which is added to the formula.
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