Did you know that SMALL amounts of unprotected sun exposure could actually be good for you.
Most humans tend to get most of their vitamin D from the sun, so people who avoid the sun completely or who always wear sunscreen to protect themselves against skin cancers are at risk for vitamin D deficiencies.
According to the MAYO Clinic, the sun is a significant contributor to our daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to be enough to prevent deficiencies.
Some recent studies link vitamin D deficiency with a host of cancers including those of the prostate, colon, and breast; now comes word that it may also be a major cause of unexplained muscle and bone pain.
Vitamin D may also help protect against heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and even type 1 diabetes.
Next time you see your doctor, just ask.
A simple blood test will tell.