:: Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin D fortifies the bones and plays supporting
roles in the maintenance of your brain, pancreas, skin, muscles,
reproductive organs and immune system. People between ages
19 and 24 need 10 mg every day and those 25 and older need
5 mg. If you spend enough time in the sun, you may not need
any supplement. But if you're stuck inside that little cubby
of an office for 80 or more hours a week and rarely emerge
from your batcave on the weekend, you may want to look into
getting some extra vitamin D.
Sun give you vitamin D?
The RDA for this vitamin is rather low because your body
is capable of making it with the help of sunlight. How
do you get vitamin D from the sun? The body produces vitamin
D from sunlight (specifically from the UVB band of ultraviolet
light). Experts agree that moderate sun exposure is still
the all natural, safest, most effective, and cost-free way
to get your daily vitamin D. Also, the sun is needed to convert
vitamin D into a form that the body can use.
The American Academy of Dermatology does not recommend getting
vitamin D from sun exposure (natural) or indoor tanning (artificial)
because ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning
beds can lead to the development of skin cancer.
Some people are using sun
lamps for vitamin D
The other people expose themselfs to the sun...