How Our Bodies Convert Sunlight Into Vitamin D

A lot of fibromyalgia patients have a vitamin D deficiency. Recent studies have shown that this vitamin can prevent the development and progression of fibromyalgia and benefit patients already suffering from it. Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” mostly because we can get it naturally when the sun’s UV rays interact with our skin, which triggers the vitamin’s synthesis. The VIP vitamin aids our body’s absorption of calcium to keep our bones strong and encourage healthy cells to grow.

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Vitamin D can be found naturally in foods such as egg yolks, oily fish, and mushrooms. Some food products such as milk, orange juice, and breakfast cereals are fortified with it. However, the best source of vitamin D is the sun. This video from DNews explains how our skin converts sunlight into vitamin D–it’s called dermal vitamin synthesis.

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One comment

  1. Denise Bault says:

    I always, always, always feel better after being out in the sun! Often times our bodies will tell us what we need…we just need to listen a little more. (I know, it’s hard for those of us with noise sensitivity…tee hee! Another Catch 22!)

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