March 24, 2014

Forti-D: Are You Getting Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D?

Have you ever cared about how much vitamin D you get everyday? I don't. I stay away from the sun as much as possible and I only say hello to the sun rays during summer (thinking that Vitamin D is something I should get in annual dosage) ;)

When I was still working in the office, I rarely got to see the sun. I worked at night and left home at 8 in the evening. Even if we did "lunch outs", we only got the moon to guide us. At the end of the shift, I was usually home by 6 or 7 in the morning. I hated seeing the sun then because it would only mean, I had been working overtime (no, no, not good!).

I think it is the same routine for those who are working on a regular day shift. You get to the office by 8 in the morning, go home at 5 (or 6, or 7 depending on how demanding your job is and hard working you are). It will be the same routine everyday. Even the type of clothes that we wear prevent us from getting our daily dose of Vitamin D. I am guessing most are in long sleeves or blazers (women in stockings!) - or in casual jeans and jackets. 

A study revealed that an increasing number of office workers in Metro Manila are becoming vitamin D-deficient because of lifestyle habits. In the presentation during the 36th annual national convention of Philippine College of Educational Medicine with the theme "Moving Forward to Healthy Workplaces" Dr. Marilou Renales said that based on study, 3 out of 5 Filipinos tested are Vitamin D-deficient. Deficiency will lead to chronic diseases such as cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. 

Our Grade School Science teacher taught us that Vitamin D is needed for stronger bones as it helps the body use of calcium. The good news is we can get the daily dose of Vitamin D by eating the following: 
  • 8 glasses of milk
  • 40 egg (yes, 40!)
  • 2 cans of tuna flakes!
  • 200 to 800 grams of salmon
  • 2 cans of sardines
Do you think you can take those on a daily basis?

Click Read More to know the sure solution in ensuring daily intake of Vitamin D requirement..

Unilab recently introduced the Forti D. It is the latest vitamin D supplement in the market which contains 800 IU of vitamin D3. 

Forti D is the first of its kind in the local market. What makes it different from other Vitamin D supplement is that it is very affordable. You can buy it over-the-counter in bulk or per piece, unlike most of the other imported Vitamin D supplement that comes in bottles of 100's. 

Forti-D is sold at Php 6.50 SRP in leading drugstores nationwide.

Are you gonna wait for the summer to get your daily dose of Vitamin D? ;)

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