• Why We Need Vitamin D

    4 monthes ago - By Randali Centre

    Did you know that Vitamin D is a hormone? In the body, vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is dependent on sun exposure. The UVB rays in sunlight convert cholesterol to vitamin D in the skin. However, as the dangers of UV radiation have become better understood, we are spending less time in the sun and are using sunscreen. Sunscreen protects from the harmful UV rays but it also blocks the skin's conversion of Vitamin D to its active form. A sunscreen with sun protection factor 30 can reduce the body's ability to synthesize vitamin D by 95%. Additionally, after age 20, our skin...
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