Dr. Garland shares which types of vitamin D3 supplements women should be taking.
Dr. Cedric Garland, Dr.P.H., F.A.C.E.:
The type of vitamin D3 supplements that people should buy should be plain vitamin D3, shouldn’t be mixed with vitamin A, and shouldn’t be in fish liver oil. Just plain vitamin D just by itself, and it comes also from the sun and a woman can make that during the months when the sky is clear and the air is warm, usually around the lunchtime, but whenever out in the sun for the purpose of making vitamin D, it shouldn’t exceed ten minutes. Forty per cent of the skin area should be exposed, but a hat with a large brim should be used to protect the face, and sunscreen should be kept in the pocket until the period of exposure to the sun is over.
About Dr. Cedric Garland, Dr.P.H., F.A.C.E.:
Dr. Cedric Garland, Dr.P.H., F.A.C.E., is adjunct professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include, epidemiology of breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, melanoma, multiple sclerosis and ovarian cancer.