Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that we get from exposure to the sun. However, it’s a bit trickier than simply standing out in the yard when it’s sunny — there’s such a thing as too much sun, and not enough sun. Here’s more information about the importance of this necessary vitamin and how to incorporate getting enough in a healthy way into your life.

Why we need the sun:

You cannot make vitamin D between:

Nov to Feb at 35 degrees (Atlanta Georgia)

or mid Oct  to mid March/early April (NY)

You never want to burn or over expose yourself to the sun even with sunscreen on.

Shade hats & protective clothing work best.

Be sure to get direct sun exposure durring the summer months between: 10am – 3pm arms and legs a couple of times a week at least to make natural vitamin D and similar vital nutrients.

Home testing is easy to obtain:

We can help you get your vitamin D tested for as little as 25-40$ or through your insurance if it is covered (often it is not).

Cofactors needed to absorb vitamin D:

Magnesium

Vitamin K

Zinc

Boron

Enviornmental Working Group’s excellent Sunscreen Guide

to find the few non-toxic options on the market.