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Natural Sunshine or Fake Baking?


Written by Tiffany Wallace / Healthy Magazine

It’s commonly said that the best way to stock up on your vitamin D is with the bright rays of sunshine. As a result, tanning salons often claim to be an excellent source of vitamin D as well.

But a statement released from the American Academy of Dermatology wants to put both claims to rest – They say the only safe way to obtain vitamin D, “ … is from a healthy diet that includes food naturally rich in vitamin D, food and beverages fortified with vitamin D and/or dietary supplements.”

In fact, “The Academy urges the public to avoid tanning beds.”

The Academy also reaffirmed their position that vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning, as UV rays are known for the development of skin cancer.

They recommend individuals protect themselves from UV exposure when outdoors – seek shade whenever possible, wear sunscreen, cover up with a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, pants and sunglasses.

Source: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases

Article Reviewed: May 22, 2016
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