What does SPF do again? (Lack of vitamin D can affect 36 organs – UPI.com)

October 15, 2008

Still think the sun is the problem? How about LACK OF SUN? That’s right folks. Vitamin D is quickly being recognized in the “war on good health” as the “missing link” to longevity.

So let’s do an experiment shall we. According to the MEDICAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION:

The recommended daily intake of vitamin D is 200 international units for people up to 50 years old, 400 IU for people 51 to 70 years old and 600 IU for people over 70. Norman recommends that all adults have an average daily intake of at least 2,000 IU.

Well, I just so happen to own some UV meters. That’s right folks, I will actually TEST this theory with actual SCIENCE and no wives tales or fun sound bites to mess things up…

…and the results are SHOCKING.

SPF is the problem NOT the solution!

SPF is the problem NOT the solution!

In the above example you will see that this is tested in a UV tanning bed. You will notice that the maximum tanning session time is 11min and for this experiment we will be tanning for 4min…low enough for anyone with even the lightest skin type to have no problems with overexposure.

If you wear the recommended SPF of 15 (Dermatologists will recommend this as a minimum) you will go from making more than enough Vitamin D to being GROSSLY deficient.

How is SPF good again?

Lack of vitamin D can affect 36 organs – UPI.com

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One comment

  1. It would be good if more people became aware of the dangers of Vitamin D deficiency. I say bring on the sunshine!

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