Vitamin D is essential to keep the body healthy. However, our body does not produce it, it needs to absorb it mainly from the sun. It seems like an easy task, especially in summer, but there are factors and habits that can make optimal exposure difficult. In this blog we talk about the importance of absorbing vitamin D and we explain how to correctly absorb it from the sun without damaging the skin.
The importance of absorbing Vitamin D
Vitamin D controls 3% of the human genome ( 1 ). The cells of the body contain its receptors, which thus contributes to the proper functioning of the body. It is involved in the regulation of aging ( 2 ), calcium, blood sugar levels and the improvement of blood pressure. Which means that:
- Maintains skin, cardiovascular, bone and muscle health.
- Strengthens the immune system ( 3 ), bones and teeth.
- Prevents diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, rickets or the appearance of some cancers.
- Prevents premature skin aging and skin dehydration.
- Improves the nervous system.
How to absorb vitamin D from the sun?
Just standing in the sun for a few minutes a day is enough. Let the rays hit the skin and that's it!
Eye! In EXCESS or WITHOUT PRECAUTION it can be harmful to health. In recent years, vitamin D deficiency has been increasing in society ( 4 ), among others, due to radically avoiding the risks of sun exposure. The key is in balance: sunbathe correctly and with caution.
Tips for sunbathing correctly and assimilating vitamin D.