Recent scientific studies show that Vitamin D is the answer to a myriad of diseases and the medical community is getting on board in a big way. In fact, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements is poised to soon raise the minimum daily requirement for both adults and children.
This vitamin is getting so much press that sales of the supplement have sky-rocketed.
The November 2010 issue of O (Oprah) Magazine is a good example…
Ironically, the best and most effective way to get vitamin D is from something we’ve been “protecting” ourselves from for decades—the sun!
It’s still true that too much sun exposure can cause skin damage and premature aging. But everybody should be getting some sun at least three times per week over 25% of the body. Natural vitamin D development from the sun is how the body was designed to function. So, the million dollar question is:
“How much sun exposure does it take to get my vitamin D?”
One of the best things to come down the pike is the development of “sensors” that gauge the intensity of the sun’s UV rays and help you determine when you’ve received enough sunlight to produce ample vitamin D. When the sensor changes color it’s time to get out of the sun or apply sunscreen! Pretty simple concept with a lot of science packed into a sensor that is the size of a postage stamp!