Vitamin D and Sunshine (Video)

Vitamin D and Sunshine (Video)
Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis
Uptown Dermatology
Minneapolis, MN
Hi, this is Dr. Davis for Coolibar Sun Protective Clothing. I just wanted to touch on the topic of Vitamin D and Sunshine. And while we all agree that we need adequate amounts of Vitamin D the American Academy of Dermatology holds the position that Ultraviolet light is not the safest way to get your Vitamin D. It’s preferred to do that through dietary intake – fish such as salmon or even tuna, even vitamin D supplementation in a vitamin pill is a lot safer for you than getting it through your skin. In the old days when it was recommended that we get a little natural sunlight, the thing is there weren’t as good of variety of dietary sources and now there are. So, vitamin D is something you can get adequately through your diet, still use your sunscreen and remain sun safe and SunAWARE! Disclaimer: The information provided by Coolibar and its contributors is general skin care information and should not be a substitute for obtaining medical advice from your physician and is not intended to diagnose or treat any specific medical problem. [caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Fatty fish, such as salmon, are natural sources of vitamin D"][/caption]

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