Have you ever wondered what will happen if you shut the sun out? I’ve once experienced taking care of someone in a hospital for days without almost seeing the sun and it made me felt so weak. It turned out, I had Vitamin D deficiency back then. An expert doctor once revealed that there’s an increasing number among Filipinos [particularly working professionals] who are becoming Vitamin-D deficient because of their lifestyle habits.
Cases of Vitamin D deficiency in the country have risen in the past couple of years because of the way most of us lead our lives. Vitamin D is produced naturally through adequate sun exposure and since most office workers do not expose themselves into the sunlight than they need to be, they face a much pronounced risk of suffering from the said condition. Apart from staying indoors for long hours, corporate attire such as long-sleeved clothing and slacks or pants are most often required as uniforms. Others use too much sunscreen and eat barely enough of Vitamin D-rich foods as well as other environmental factors affect our Vitamin D condition.
One research says that 7 out of 10 Filipinos suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficient in infants can causerickets, delayed motor development, muscle weakness, aches and pains as well asfractures. Vitamin D is also equally important for breastfeeding mothers. If the vitamin D concentration is low in a mother’s breast milk, it can lead to rickets on infants.
My dermatologist also once mentioned that because of our typical Filipino tan complexion, given the moderate to high levels of melanin in our skin, also contributes as factor to our being Vitamin-D deficient. As preventive measure against Vitamin D deficiency, doctors have endorsed the daily intake of Vitamin D supplements such as Unilab’s Forti-D.
Forti-D is the latest Vitamin D supplement on the market today, it is single-dose supplement which contains 800 IU of Vitamin D3, better known as colecalciferol. Vitamin D3 impacts one’s bone structure, blood pressure, hormone production and potential for diseases and cancers. We need to protect ourselves against Vitamin D deficiency can lead to further illnesses such as stroke, diabetes, heart attack and cancer.
By taking one capsule of Forti-D every day, it will help reduce the risk of getting chronic diseases by unlocking the proper function of organs typically affected by different illnesses.
Forti-D by Unilab is the first of its kind vitamin supplement available for purchase per piece. The good news is, it won’t burn your wallets because Forti-D is sold only at P6.50 in leading drugstores nationwide.
Start protecting yourself and your family now, make sure to take Forti-D daily!