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Mushrooms are vit D factories

July 2015

If you live in a country with abundant sunshine, like South Africa, you may believe that your body has sufficient Vitamin D levels. However, if you spend most of your daytime indoors and use sun protecion, you may need to look for other sources of vitamin D.

Others who may need extra vitamin D include people with dark skin (the more skin pigment someone has, the less efficiently the body can make vitamin D); people with certain conditions (such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease); and people who are obese or have had gastric bypass surgery.

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