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Vitamin D and UV | Vitamin D Deficiency

Exposure to UVB radiation is the most efficient way to boost our Vitamin D supply. Both environmental and
personal factors greatly affect the production of Vitamin D in the skin - meaning there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’
level of exposure. However, research has consistently shown that Vitamin D can efficiently and sufficiently
be produced at doses of UV below those which, cause reddening of the skin or sunburn. Just 15 to 25 minutes
of unprotected sun exposure per day, without skin reddening or burning, should be sufficient for
most people to produce the required Vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D and UV | Vitamin D Deficiency

If you don’t spend enough time outdoors and/or your body has trouble absorbing Vitamin D, there are ways to
increase your intake with a healthy balanced diet and/or supplements. Whilst supplements are an obvious option
for those deficient in Vitamin D, it is important to discuss dosage with your doctor as too much Vitamin D can be toxic.
Good, natural sources of Vitamin D can be derived from everyday foods such as: Egg yolks and fatty fish like; trout,
mackerel, salmon or tuna (tinned is fine) and in cod liver oil. In addition fortified milk, juices and cereal such as
multigrain cheerios are a great way to boost your intake.