Hi, this is Dr. Davis for Coolibar Sun Protective Clothing.
I just wanted to touch on the topic of Vitamin D and Sunshine. And while we all agree that we need adequate amounts of Vitamin D the American Academy of Dermatology holds the position that Ultraviolet light is not the safest way to get your Vitamin D.
It’s preferred to do that through dietary intake – fish such as salmon or even tuna, even vitamin D supplementation in a vitamin pill is a lot safer for you than getting it through your skin. In the old days when it was recommended that we get a little natural sunlight, the thing is there weren’t as good of variety of dietary sources and now there are.
So, vitamin D is something you can get adequately through your diet, still use your sunscreen and remain sun safe and SunAWARE!
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