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speron1

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Posted - 05/01/2014 :  21:08:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how much sun exposure is required to maintain healthy levels of
vitamin D???

dan

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Posted - 05/02/2014 :  21:26:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi speron1, good question about vitamin D. According to http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/ , it is complicated. 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.

Mercola has many good articles on vitamin D also. http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm If you supplement vitamin D you should also supplement vitamin K2. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/19/vitamin-d-vitamin-k2.aspx
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