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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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        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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                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.
                         
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