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How do our bodies make vitamin d outside?

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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Its made inside

Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin d.
Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week for about one-fourth of the time it would take to develop a mild sunburn will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin d. The necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc. Still, vitamin d deficiency is very common.

In brief: Its made inside

Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin d.
Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week for about one-fourth of the time it would take to develop a mild sunburn will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin d. The necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc. Still, vitamin d deficiency is very common.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: It's inside

Your skin's exposure to sunlight allows production of vitamin d.
As your age, the skin decreases absorption of sunlight and your vitamin d levels can decease if that is your only source. Expose your midsection to sun for best exposure.

In brief: It's inside

Your skin's exposure to sunlight allows production of vitamin d.
As your age, the skin decreases absorption of sunlight and your vitamin d levels can decease if that is your only source. Expose your midsection to sun for best exposure.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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