Am I at risk of vitamin D deficiency if I use sunscreen?

December 21, 2015 10:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Researchers from sunny Australia have carried out experiments about people’s ability to produce vitamin D with and without sunscreen. The investigation revealed that there was no significant difference. The body creates vitamin D quickly so it still gets enough, even if we use sunscreen. In Sweden we can only produce vitamin D from sun exposure for three months of the year, when the sun is high in the sky. But the shortage has more to do with diet than the sun. In countries such as Greenland and northern Japan people traditionally eat a lot of oily fish and aren’t lacking vitamin D. Cod liver oil and egg yolks are also excellent sources of vitamin D. Even people from sunny countries can show a lack of vitamin D, which also shows that it is diet in the first place that should be checked.

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