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Does the sun give you vitamin d?
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Sunlight helps
Vitamin d3 is made in the skin when 7-dehydrocholesterol reacts with ultraviolet light of uvb type at wavelengths between 270 and 300 nm, with peak synthesis occurring between 295 and 297 nm.These wavelengths are present in sunlight when the uv index is greater than three, which occurs daily within the tropics and daily during the spring and summer seasons in temperate regions.

In brief: Sunlight helps
Vitamin d3 is made in the skin when 7-dehydrocholesterol reacts with ultraviolet light of uvb type at wavelengths between 270 and 300 nm, with peak synthesis occurring between 295 and 297 nm.These wavelengths are present in sunlight when the uv index is greater than three, which occurs daily within the tropics and daily during the spring and summer seasons in temperate regions.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: No
The sun does not provide you with vitamin d, but uv light from the sun converts the inactive form of vitamin d that we eat to the active form that can be used by the body.

In brief: No
The sun does not provide you with vitamin d, but uv light from the sun converts the inactive form of vitamin d that we eat to the active form that can be used by the body.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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