Dispelling myths about vitamin D

eMaxHealth interviewed Dr. Barbara Gilchrest, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine to dispel 4 myths about vitamin D.

Here’s one.
If spending a little time in the sun allows the skin to produce vitamin D, then the more time, the better.

False. Maximum production of vitamin D occurs after brief exposure to UV radiation. For a fair-skinned person in Boston or New York, at noon in June, it is 2-5 minutes.

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.