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Making sure that your vitamin D levels are optimized is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.Help prevent cancer with vitamin d

Studies are being conducted on hospitalized patients and healthy individuals to determine if Vitamin D is the Next Big Step Towards Cancer PreventionIt will take researchers years to reach a verdict on Vitamin and several more for health policies to change, and many more years fighting and battling before people lose fear of and learn what safe sun exposure is about. But you can start getting optimal levels of Vitamin D for your health, right now, with all we already know. The easiest way to optimize your vitamin D level is by learn about careful sun exposure that will help you get the appropriate amounts of sunlight, just enough to get your Vitamin D. We know the harms and dangers of excessive exposure and this is not what the article is talking about. But a complete fear of the sun has left this huge percentages of the population without enough sun exposure. You typically need 15-20 minutes of sun exposure with no sunscreen, when you skin turns the lightest shade of pink you’ve had enough. For darker skin colors more exposure time is needed. If you have enough skin exposed in larger areas like legs and arms(still protect your face at all times) the estimate is that you’ll from 10,000 units to 20,000 units of vitamin D.  Staying out in the sun, unprotected longer will not produce any additional vitamin D and may potentially lead to premature skin aging and increase your risk of skin cancers (so read clearly, don’t overdo it). Dr Oz. says 15 Minutes in Direct Sunlight Get You 10,000 units of Vitamin D

Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin D. Exposure of the hands, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week for about one-fourth of the time it would take to develop a mild sunburn will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin D. The necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc. It’s amazing how quickly adequate levels of vitamin D can be restored by sunlight. Just 6 days of casual sunlight exposure without sunscreen can make up for 49 days of no sunlight exposure. Body fat acts like a kind of storage battery for vitamin D. During periods of sunlight, vitamin D is stored in fatty fat and then released when sunlight is gone.    – MedlinePlus on Vitamin D

You can also supplement with oral doses of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), which is natural, human vitamin D. Avoid synthetic vitamin D2. However, oral Vitamin D is hardly ever enough, the human body was made to receive adequate levels of sunshine, we all need it!  Took much oral intake of Vitamin D can produce toxicity, because it goes straight into the liver. Natural intake through sun exposure doesn’t because the body’s supply of vitamin D has a built-in cutoff. How Do You Know if You Are Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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We do know that:

  • Vitamin D3 deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in North America
  • Up to 50% of the population in the United States and Canada have low levels of vitamin D in the blood.
  • Severe vitamin D deficiency doubles the changes of dying from various diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and autoimmune diseases.
  • 13% of all causes of death in the USA could be linked to the complications  causes by this deficiency.
  • (NHANES): 10% of US children are at risk of inadequate vitamin D levels and 4.6% at risk for deficient levels

 

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It is a true statement that unsafe, uncontrolled, excessive sun exposure can produce skin cancer and cause clear signs of premature aging. However, smart, safe sun exposure  has numerous health benefits, being our main interest today natural vitamin D in your skin when exposed to UVB. Researchers, conducting survey on measurements of sunlight and it’s effect on people from different countries, have found evidence that lead them to say that sufficient sun exposure could actually be prevention for some types of cancer, including breast and colorectal cancer. As little as 10 minutes in the direct sun, could help your body produce the Vitamin D it needs to reach ideal levels. It is shocking to know than less than half of the population of the cities of the world have proper Vitamin D production.