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Sunshine and Vitamin D

Sunlight and Vitamin D

Vitamin D has been called the sunshine vitamin since we make it from the sun. When UVB light strikes our skin, our skin synthesizes vitamin D. Season, time of day, cloud cover, skin melanin content, and sunscreen are all factors that effect vitamin D synthesis. In general, try to get at least 20-30 minutes/day of sun on your arms and legs.