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How to Best Obtain Your Dose of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a vital role in our health, as it helps calcium build strong bones. It is called the sun vitamin because we can get our daily dose through sun exposure, but that method competes with vitamin supplementation. So, what’s the best way to get your vitamin D?

According to a scientific paper by Dr. MS Razzaque, vitamin D supplementation could have some adverse side effects, such as cardiovascular events and beyond. He goes on to state that the obvious way to get it is through safe sunlight exposure and not exogenous supplements.

Dr. MS Razzaque mentions that choosing not to be exposed to sunlight could lead to the development of different types of cancerous tumors and other conditions. Some of these are type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis. He also mentions that there could be other harmful consequences of taking vitamin D supplements. But the dosage would need to be quite high for that to happen.

Women in bathing suit wearing a hat by the poolGet Your Vitamin D from the Safest Source

According to the Sunlight Institute, the safest way to obtain vitamin D is through sun exposure. Wondering why? Well, sun exposure is the most natural way to get the necessary dose of vitamin D. The fact that it is self-regulated means it has no toxicity. All very positive things, wouldn’t you agree? ????

The paper didn’t mention anything about health-promoting substances such as nitric oxide and endorphins. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, we do know that the sun helps promote proper brain function, helping the brain produce BDNF and serotonin. Whenever you do soak up the sun, always make sure your skin is protected, the last thing you want is sunburn.