According to the Vitamin D Council, the National Osteoporosis Society is heading its fifth Sunlight Campaign to increase awareness about the role vitamin D and sunlight play in bone health.
The National Osteoporosis Society, a UK based organization that promotes safe sun exposure as a way to get more vitamin D, recently conducted a survey of 600 people in that country and found that:
• 62% of the people surveyed know vitamin D is vital for optimal bone health.
• 200 respondents reported that the best way to get vitamin D is to go in the sun without sunscreen.¹
The National Osteoporosis Society is encouraged by the increasing awareness of vitamin D and bone health, but recognizes there is still a long way to go. A spokeswoman for the organization explained:
“Over 37% of people we questioned this year understood that you need to head outside without sunscreen in order to obtain your vitamin D, compared to only 6% of respondents three years ago, but there is still a lot of confusion and a lot of people still think that you should wear sunscreen.”¹
Exposure to the sun produces vitamin D that lasts twice as long as supplements in the system and is easily metabolized. It is important to note that sunscreen should be applied immediately after vitamin D has been optimized through sun exposure.²
SkinHealth Technology’s Natural Vitamin D UV Activation Sensors gauge real-time UVB light intensity and indicate when an individual (with Type II Skin) has been fortified with vitamin D–before sunburn damage. Step Two Sheer Sunscreen is designed to provide instant UVA/UVB protection to the skin when applied as soon as the sensor indicates vitamin D optimization.²