Vitamin D deficiencies linked to various types of pain.

A number of studies suggest that a lack of Vitamin D leads to bone, muscle and joint paint in a wide variety of populations across the globe. Luckily the pain is easily resolvable as sunshine is the best source of D. And unlike D that is ingested, you cannot overdose on D produced by sun exposure. Sunshine is free (so far) and widely available.

The standard suggestions for sun exposure are based on skin color, season and time of day:

Between 10 am and 2 pm

Fair skin 10 to 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a week  in the summer and slightly longer in the winter.  The darkest skin needs at least an hour 2 or 3 times a week, so those of African descent are most at risk for D deficiency.

Always remember Sun BURN causes cancer, not sun exposure.



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