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.
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:
Enviornmental Working Group’s excellent Sunscreen Guide to find the few non-toxic options on the market.