Vitamin D

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Do tanning beds really give you Vitamin D?

Vitamin D

Do you get Vitamin D from tanning beds? Find the answer and more information about tanning beds and Vitamin D from these tips:

  • Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is necessary for healthy teeth and bones. It is important for the metabolism of minerals, which play a part in immunity.
  • Weak bones and kidney stones are symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Foods with Vitamin D include Vitamin D fortified milk, fatty fish, and fish oils.
  • You can get Vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight, or you can get Vitamin D from a tanning bed.
  • In cities like Boston, the average amount of sunlight is not enough to provide sufficient Vitamin D in the winter months. Some people in these northern areas have noticed that using a tanning bed and Vitamin D absorption are related.
  • If you use a tanning bed, Vitamin D will absorb the same way it does from the sun.
  • There are many benefits to tanning in the winter, from positive tanning effects (like that golden glow) to Vitamin D absorption.
If you want to know more about Vitamin D and sun tanning beds, go to Always be safe when tanning. Wear sunscreen and only tan for manufacturer recommended amounts of time. If you think you have a Vitamin D deficiency, see your doctor.



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