Exactly how important in vitamin D?

Updated on May 9, 2018 in No Category
7 on May 9, 2018

Because I haven’t been in direct sunlight for over a month and I’m getting scary white

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2 on May 9, 2018

Like most vitamins and minerals our bodies need, it’s pretty important.

 

Why haven’t you been outside in over a month? Maybe you should work on getting outside at least a few times a week. At the very least, go for a walk.

 
on May 9, 2018

It’s normally in the single digits as far as the temperature is concerned and when I am outside the sun is usually blocked by clouds and snow

Am in Michigan

on May 9, 2018

You’ll still get benefits from the sun, even on a cloudy day. Not as much as a sunny day, but it’s still there.

You could try vitamin d supplements or eat foods high in vitamin D, like fish, that might help some.

Or just try to get outside here and there. Even if it’s just walking around the block a couple times or shoveling snow off the driveway.

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2 on May 9, 2018

A fair skinned person needs about 10 minutes a day while darker skin tones require longer. Fair skin evolved in the northern climates to better absorb the sunlight to produce vitamin D.

on May 9, 2018

If I sun bathe naked do I need less time? is there some formula to calculate this?

on May 9, 2018

From the vitamindcouncil.org:

The amount of vitamin D you get from exposing your bare skin to the sun depends on:

The time of day – your skin produces more vitamin D if you expose it during the middle of the day. Where you live – the closer to the equator you live, the easier it is for you to produce vitamin D from sunlight all year round. The color of your skin – pale skins make vitamin D more quickly than darker skins. The amount of skin you expose – the more skin your expose the more vitamin D your body will produce.

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I had to get surgery and was out of work for a month because I injured my shoulder/arm playing basketball. It turns out my bones are very weak for my age and my lack of vitamin D is probably the cause.

Fortunately, vitamin D is easy to get. You can take it as a pill/tablet.

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