According to the National Institutes of Health, the exact time you need to spend in the sun to maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D varies. Learn about those factors in this video from icyou.
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Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin because although you can get it from some foods, your body makes vitamin D when you’re exposed to sunlight. According to the National Institute of Health, the exact time you need to spend in the sun to maintain adequate levels of vitamin d varies. It’s affected by the time of the year, weather conditions, where you live, time of day, use of sunscreen and the melanin content in your skin. Melanin is the substance that gives your skin its color. Experts say that five to 30 minutes of sun exposure during the day twice a week usually results in sufficient vitamin D production. These means sun exposure to the face, arms and legs or back without sunscreen. Some tanning beds can also stimulate vitamin D production, but keep in mind that experts say it’s very important to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun because of the risk for skin cancer. You can find more Health and Wellness tips on ICYou.com.

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