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I read this in one of those muscle-head magazines while in a waiting room and I couldn't help but giggle at this:

It was discussing Vit. D and sunlight: "Since skin is the best way to absorb the nutrient, the sun is the perfect vehicle to deliver Vit. D"

LoL, I didn't know the sun sent down Vit. D for our skin to absorb. :D
 

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I read this in one of those muscle-head magazines while in a waiting room and I couldn't help but giggle at this:

It was discussing Vit. D and sunlight: "Since skin is the best way to absorb the nutrient, the sun is the perfect vehicle to deliver Vit. D"

LoL, I didn't know the sun sent down Vit. D for our skin to absorb. :D
But your skin has to be wet to absorb it, so that is why we sweat.
 

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Ooooh, ok.

Now it's all coming together. :cool:
 

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I read this in one of those muscle-head magazines while in a waiting room and I couldn't help but giggle at this:

It was discussing Vit. D and sunlight: "Since skin is the best way to absorb the nutrient, the sun is the perfect vehicle to deliver Vit. D"

LoL, I didn't know the sun sent down Vit. D for our skin to absorb. :D

I don't know if you are making fun of the wording of the article or you didn't know vit D is produced in the body utilizing sunlight, but here...http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15585788
 
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I don't know if you are making fun of the wording of the article or you didn't know vit D is produced in the body utilizing sunlight, but here...http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15585788
yeah he's making fun.

But if you want to get all technical now - the amount of vitamin D made in your skin with activating effects via sunlight exposure is actually pretty "mini-scule" in relation to the amount the body actually needs. And with the new research emerging on Vit D it may be that the requirement is even larger than we previously thought (the research says it is - many docs are operating on that belief - when you learn Evidenced Based Medicine technique & critique - its still considered a few notches short of "fact").

But dude - lighten up! :D
and yes I think its odd and ... funny may or may not be the right word - how much advertising, etc is "pseudo-health" and often pretty poorly represented if not flat wrong. lol.

happy april!
 

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But if you want to get all technical now - the amount of vitamin D made in your skin with activating effects via sunlight exposure is actually pretty "mini-scule" in relation to the amount the body actually needs. And with the new research emerging on Vit D it may be that the requirement is even larger than we previously thought (the research says it is - many docs are operating on that belief - when you learn Evidenced Based Medicine technique & critique - its still considered a few notches short of "fact").
I don't know if that's the case - we recently had a Vit D lecture where we were told that 10-15 minutes of full-body sunlight exposure will produce 10,000 IU within 24 hours (in caucasians), as compared to dietary intake which provides less than 10% of that (only 100 IU in a glass of milk, for example). I was under the impression that sunlight exposure was the number 1 determinant of Vitamin D status.
 

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I don't know if that's the case - we recently had a Vit D lecture where we were told that 10-15 minutes of full-body sunlight exposure will produce 10,000 IU within 24 hours (in caucasians), as compared to dietary intake which provides less than 10% of that (only 100 IU in a glass of milk, for example). I was under the impression that sunlight exposure was the number 1 determinant of Vitamin D status.
I was also taught that the primary source of Vit D is sunlight exposure.
 

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this reminds me of a tanning commercial i heard on the radio - about getting "rejuvenated" and "refreshed" with a year round summer tan.... hello carcinoma.
 

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I don't know if that's the case - we recently had a Vit D lecture where we were told that 10-15 minutes of full-body sunlight exposure will produce 10,000 IU within 24 hours (in caucasians), as compared to dietary intake which provides less than 10% of that (only 100 IU in a glass of milk, for example). I was under the impression that sunlight exposure was the number 1 determinant of Vitamin D status.
same here....:cool:
 

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I don't know if that's the case - we recently had a Vit D lecture where we were told that 10-15 minutes of full-body sunlight exposure will produce 10,000 IU within 24 hours (in caucasians), as compared to dietary intake which provides less than 10% of that (only 100 IU in a glass of milk, for example). I was under the impression that sunlight exposure was the number 1 determinant of Vitamin D status.
there's autoregulation that prevents your body from actually making that much if you're in the sun all day. the general statement is that exposed face/neck/forearms/calves in direct sunlight for 15 minutes gives you most of the vitamin D you need in a day. having said that, vitD deficiency is actually a bigger problem than previously realized.
 

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I read this in one of those muscle-head magazines while in a waiting room and I couldn't help but giggle at this:

It was discussing Vit. D and sunlight: "Since skin is the best way to absorb the nutrient, the sun is the perfect vehicle to deliver Vit. D"

LoL, I didn't know the sun sent down Vit. D for our skin to absorb. :D
But won't the extra Thetans from the sunlight counteract any positive effects of the Vitamin D in the rays? :laugh:
 

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there's autoregulation that prevents your body from actually making that much if you're in the sun all day. the general statement is that exposed face/neck/forearms/calves in direct sunlight for 15 minutes gives you most of the vitamin D you need in a day. having said that, vitD deficiency is actually a bigger problem than previously realized.

how big of a problem is it??
 

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i remember when america discovered that there were people in the middle east, it was a huge deal that women wearing burqas had vitamin d deficiencies. do a search for "burqa (or burka) vitamin d" and a whole bunch of stuff comes up. i know this is only tangentially related, sorry.