Dermdoc Drills Down Vitamin D in High Def!

You know the sun makes vitamin D. Did you know that it does so in just minutes?

After a few minutes of sun, your skin stops making vitamin D.

After a few minutes of sun, your skin starts making skin cancer.

Lying out at the beach or the pool for hours this summer will do far more damage than good.

What do you think, should Dr. Oz be worried? (Or should I stick to podcasts?)

What do you think about the sun and your vitamin D?

If you have trouble with the HD, then click here for the YouTube video.

16 thoughts on “Dermdoc Drills Down Vitamin D in High Def!

  1. I have had three skin cancers… I get my D from foods and vitamins. My mother-in-law was recently told by a nurse that she should get sun to get D. My MIL is pale, pale, pale from years of no sun exposure. I was very annoyed that someone would suggest she sit in the sun. BTW – She is not deficient; we had her get that checked.

  2. Dr.Oz might have to be a little worried. Lol.:)

    I love the sun, but know it’s dangerous. I use sun screen. I also take Calcium with vitamin D. The thing that bothers me about the supplements, is in some of them…the first ingredient is sugar. Then, you read down further and see all this corn syrup added. Why can’t they keep a healthy concept – healthy? We have to choose our supplements wisely too.

  3. great vid- I love how friendly you seem, and I love the fact that you get right to the point. I do like your writing for the details you give- I’d love to see a mixture of formats!

  4. Be sure the sunblock you use is “broad spectrum” to protect against the skin aging UVA rays as well as the burning UVB rays.

  5. @Karen
    It is frustrating. Sun does produce vitamin D, but it also produces skin cancers. It is much safer for someone with fair skin to take a supplement than to sit in the sun in summer.

  6. @Chrysalis
    Excellent point. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think there is sugar in vitamin D supplements; I recommend the capsule with 2,000 IUs. Calcium is also an important supplement. Many other common supplements are unnecessary for most people.

  7. As someone with dark skin, I don’t even bother trying to get vitamin D from the sun. If I’m not mistaken, the skin makes vitamin D for a “few minutes” in people with lighter complexions. I think the figure is something like 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure for 10,000 IU for pale people and for the same amount you need one hour of exposure for dark people. That is too long of a time for unprotected exposure!

  8. Thanks for the recommendation on how much Vitamin D3 to take. I had only been taking 1,000 IU daily. Now I know 2,000 IU is the right dose.

    I try to avoid the sun. I wear sunblock – 55 on the face and neck and 30 everywhere else. After losing a sibling to melanoma I don’t want to take chances I don’t have to take.

    Here is my question though. I wear make–up (mineral powder) over my spf 55. How do I re-apply the sunblock short of removing all the makeup and starting over? Most of the time this is not an issue but when on vacation it definitely can be. (Think theme parks. Pictures being taken. I want to look nice. Those get posted to facebook these days!)

    Thanks for the help. I enjoy your blog. Your video blogs are great too!

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