Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get their vitamin D requirements. Exposure of the hands, face, 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. (Exposure will vary with age, skin type, season, time of day).
Adequate levels of vitamin D can be restored by sunlight with just 6 days of casual sunlight exposure without sunscreen can make up for 49 days of no sunlight exposure at all. 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.
So to help get your daily dose of Vitamin D choose a good oral supplement. There are two types – one is natural and one is synthetic.
- The natural one is D3 (cholecalciferol), which is the same vitamin D your body makes when exposed to sunshine
- The synthetic one is vitamin D2, which is sometimes called ergocalciferol
Once either form of the vitamin is in your body, it must be converted to a more active form. Vitamin D3 is converted 500 percent faster than vitamin D2, and is clearly a better alternative.
So if you choose to use vitamin D supplements make sure it is in the form of vitamin D3. 8Sprays a Day Vitamin D3 spray from Superhealth sprays is a great way to get your daily dose – with a rapid absorption rate, 95-98% absorption when compared to the same dosage in pills. Find great deals on Vitamin D3 sprays at D2D Health Products and Super health Supplements today.