Vitamin D Newsletter


Getting Vitamin D in the Winter

Beth from Illinois writes:

Dr. Cannell: What is the best way to get vitamin D in the winter if you don't want to take pills?

Dr. Cannell replies:

Until now, either you had to take frequent vacations down south, go to a sun tanning parlor, or buy an ultraviolet light. Recently a better option was introduced on the market by Sperti—a dedicated vitamin D lamp. The main advantage is it has few damaging UVA  rays, has peak UVB outputs in the range that optimally triggers vitamin D production in the skin, makes large amounts very quickly, and can be used at home. I hope that sun tanning parlors will soon add this light to their salons so customers can have a wider choice of lights.

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