Dr Emma has been thirsty for sun and Vitamin D. Living in the UK we don’t really get Vit D from October to March.
There is an increasing awareness in our society for supplementation of Vit D, especially in children, but what happens when the sun comes out? We tend to put sunscreen on to protect us from sunburns, but what can do is prevent our body’s absorption of Vitamin D through the skin.
Dr Emma says that according to the latest guidelines they recommend having arms, legs and face exposed to the sun in order to get enough adequate sun exposure. Because all of our bodies are wonderfully different there is still no real consensus on how much time you should spend outside sunscreen free. So what is the best way to get that vital vitamin D?