Risks and Benefits from Exposure to Sunlight
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is part of the vitamin D group of vitamins which is very important for improving our overall health, especially our bone health. It is the only vitamin that our body can manufacture from sunlight. With limited dietary sources of vitamin D, the most effective source of this vitamin is therefore exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Many people; however, have a deficiency where vitamin D3 is concerned because people are staying indoors as much as possible and if they do go outdoors in the sun, they use sunscreen and other drastic measures to protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. This is because too much exposure to the sun results in skin cancer . Melanomas is one of the most deadly forms of cancer which is caused by too much exposure to the sun. You can read more about melanoma at skincancerfacts . So how exactly should you protect your skin from the sun while getting enough vitamin D3?