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Reposted by Cherise M. Young.

Candace Aliké Smith

The Sunshine Vitamin

Many will attest that there is nothing quite like being outside, head thrown back, with eyes closed as the sun pours over our bodies. Over the past 20 years or so, we have been constantly warned about the ill-effects of too much sun. I now wonder if our heeding those warnings have created other problems. Problems like…

  • Joint pain
  • Skin irritations and hair loss
  • Increased depression and anxiety
  • Immune system issues
  • Fatigue…

One of the reasons we need sunshine is because we need vitamin D, aka the Sunshine Vitamin. As weird as it seems, we get vitamin D from the sun. The sun turns a chemical in the skin into a form of vitamin D, D³. This then travels to the liver and kidneys and is transformed into what is called active vitamin D. While it is possible to get vitamin D from food, much of what…

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