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Vitamin D Important To Body; Sunlight Exposure Without Sunscreen Helps A Lot [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 03, 2017 09:36 AM EDT
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There is a new clinical review that states that more people are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency. (Photo : Getty Images / Al Bello)

A new clinical review stated that more people are suffering from vitamin D deficiency. This has been caused mainly by more people using sunscreen.

Many Are Avoiding The Sun?

It is reported that more people stay indoors to avoid the sun. This has been due to people not wanting to get skin cancer.

In this case, there are lots of people who suffer from vitamin D deficiency. The vitamin D3 production decreases when there is much SPF 15 on the skin, as reported by Daily News.

The latest clinical review on vitamin D deficiency indicated that the recommended amount per day means staying under the sunlight for 5-30 minutes without sunscreen. This needs to be done twice per week. In this way, the amount needed for the body would be enough.

How To Get Your Dose?

Vitamin D that can be absorbed through sunlight and food has a lot of benefits for the body. This promotes calcium absorption and can strengthen the bones.

It also is a good prevention for osteoporosis and rickets. Additionally, it can help in strengthening the immune system.

Identifying Deficiency

In the meantime, there are different symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. This can include bone fractures and muscle weakness.

Depression can also be a symptom of the deficiency and so is psoriasis. It is indeed important to sometimes stay under sunlight and lessen the use of sunscreen according to WCVB.

Aside from sunlight, it can also be found in food. Some of the foods that contain the said vitamins are salmon, catfish, tofu, and eggs. However, there are certain conditions of the body that may block it. The vitamin may be disrupted from penetrating the body if the person has type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, Celiac and Chron's disease.

Balance is important, as much as people need to protect the skin from extreme heat; the body also needs vitamin D that can only be taken from sunlight exposure.

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