Maximizing Vitamin D from Safe Sun Exposure
The amount of the sunshine vitamin that you make depends on your skin colour and age – those with darker skin and the elderly make less from the sun. Time of year and location are also important factors.
Exposing our skin to the sun puts us at risk of developing a sunburn, but the amount of time we can spend in the sun before this happens varies based on skin type, environmental setting, and the UV index. If the amount of time you need to spend in the sun to get enough vitamin D exceeds your safe sun time, sunshine isn’t your best bet