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Where to get your Vitamin D

What are the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin D? -600 IU for those under age 70 -800 IU for those over age 70

The truth about our daily Vitamin D requirements is that we can easily obtain the recommended amounts through: -Food, Supplements, and Incidental PROTECTED sun exposure. That is daily sun exposure while Wearing Sunscreen!

Which wavelength of sunlight produces Vitamin D? -UVB

What happens in 30 minutes of UNPROTECTED sun exposure? -Only 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure to arms, legs, abdomen, and back 2-3 times a week is suggested for adequate Vitamin D absorption. Anything above that amount of time, your body disposes of the extra Vitamin D to avoid toxicity! -**Only 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure is required to begin DNA damage to your skin. This damage adds up over the years to creating more genetic mutations increasing your lifetime risk of Skin Cancer. Not to mention damaging UVA exposure causing skin aging and increased cancer risk.

Be smart, Stay PROTECTED, Prevent skin cancer risk, and Find your Vitamin D elsewhere!

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