Navigation Links
Survey Finds 64% of Americans Unaware Sunscreen Inhibits Vitamin D Production

FERNDALE, Wash., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 64 percent of Americans surveyed are unaware sunscreen hinders the body's ability to produce vitamin D - a nutrient found to support the immune system, bone strength, colon health and more.* The survey was conducted by WELLESSE, manufacturers of a liquid vitamin D3 supplement.

"Vitamin D is important to overall health. People need to be aware that sunscreen, even at SPF15, blocks more than 90 percent of the sun's rays used to produce this vital vitamin," warns Dr. Michael Holick, MD, PhD of Boston University.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that the public obtain vitamin D from nutritional sources and dietary supplements, and not from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devises, as UV radiation is a known risk factor for the development of skin cancer. (1)

For optimal health, regular sunscreen users should consider nutritional vitamin D sources from their diet. But often dietary sources, including mackerel, sardines, salmon or fortified milk are not frequently consumed by Americans in the amounts needed to satisfy the daily allowance. An option is a liquid supplement such as Wellesse Liquid Vitamin D3 which is easy to swallow and provides flexible dosing for the whole family. The Recommended Daily Value for Vitamin D is 400 IU for adults. Holick notes, "Myself and other experts in vitamin D research recommend between 1000-2000 IU/day depending on your age and diet."

Vitamin D deficiency has garnered the attention of leading scientific and public health organizations. In April, The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that over 75 percent of Americans have vitamin D insufficiency.(2) Last fall, The American Public Health Association called Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency "a major public health concern for both children and adults in the United States." (3)

Populations who may need additional vitamin D, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements include breastfed infants, people ages 50 and older, those with limited sun exposure, with dark skin, with fat mal-absorption and the obese.

Wellesse liquid Vitamin D3 is convenient for the whole family. It is available at Walgreens, Costco,,, and Suggested retail price is $6.89 for a 16-ounce bottle.


For more than 20 years, Wellesse ( has developed liquid nutritional supplements and that support health and wellness. The line of liquid dietary supplements includes the nation's best-selling liquid glucosamine concentrate, Joint Movement Glucosamine(R), liquid Vitamin D3 and liquid Calcium. For up-to-date information vital to your health, read the Wellesse blog, follow on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook Products are manufactured by Botanical Laboratories, Inc. in Ferndale, Wash.

    * This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
      Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure
      or prevent any disease.

    (1)  American Academy of Dermatology position statement 11/01/08 updated
    (2)  Archives of Internal Medicine 2009;169(6):626-632.

SOURCE Wellesse
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Surveyed Oncologists Expect to Prescribe Provenge to about Half of Their Prostate Cancer Patients if the Vaccine is Approved
2. Medicare Cuts Will Force Many Cancer Centers To Close, Stop Seeing Medicare Patients, Lay Off Staff, According To ASTRO Survey
3. Texas Kidney Community: CMS Authorization to Survey 22 New Dialysis Centers Excellent First Step Toward Opening Additional Pending Facilities, Creating More Local Jobs
4. Survey Reveals Women Arent Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health
5. Life Sciences & Health Care Companies Unprepared for Information Security Risks: Deloitte Survey
6. National Health Information Exchange Survey Shows Increased Activity, Cost Savings, Positive Impact on Physician Practices
7. For Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Surveyed Rheumatologists and Patients Differ In Their Perception of Bristol-Myers Squibbs Orencia
8. Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind
9. Female Surgeons Like What They Do, Survey Finds
10. Employers Express Doubts About Employer Mandate and Government-Sponsored Public Plan, Says Aon Consulting Survey
11. For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... , ... Safe storage for contraceptive devices may not always be easy to ... and the other from Bradley Beach, New Jersey, there is an easy solution to ... to replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. As such, it affords peace of mind ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... There ... do we outperform our billings from last year? , This question has not been ... organizations are coming to the retirement age and the younger workforce don’t share the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The rapid speed at which Americans are ... care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming more ... forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... County, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... season , The company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice ... any treatment at full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Consistent ... sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs meeting will showcase ... Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a pre-conference ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  The American Academy of ... (ACOG), and the March of Dimes cheered today,s ... Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), which ... newborns born exposed to drugs, such as opioids, ... introduction, all three organizations have worked together leading ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 On Tuesday, November ... bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for ... Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million ... two week trial and three days of deliberations, ... device was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 Kitov ... ) (TASE: KTOV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... various clinical conditions, today announced the closing of its ... Shares ( ADSs ), each representing 20 ordinary shares ... 3,158,900 ADSs. The ADSs and warrants were issued in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: