VITAMIN D INTAKE FROM TANNING AND BONE DENSITY – (12-15-04)

TANNING IS ASSOCIATED WITH OPTIMAL VITAMIN D STATUS (SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D CONCENTRATION) AND HIGHER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

As I’ve said before, sunlight has gotten a bad rap over the past ten years or so, and yet moderate sunlight exposure has tremendous protective benefits from the increase in Vit D production. The term “vitamin” for D is actually misleading…vitamins help enzymes do their job by acting as co-factors. Hormones, on the other hand, affect the well a cell expresses it’s DNA. Vitamin D acts as a hormone and every cell in the body has a receptor for this compound, with an incredibly long list of beneficial effects.

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