Why sunlight? There are several benefits that sunlight has on the human body. First and foremost, is the vitamin D that the sun provides. When out in the sunlight, the body absorbs vitamin D through the skin and is converted to a state that the body can use. A minimum of 30 minutes a day is recommended.
This is easy to do year round if you live in a warmer climate, but what about cooler climates? That’s where vitamin D supplements may be needed. If you are concerned whether or not you are getting your daily allowance of vitamin D, especially during the winter months, please consult your healthcare professional for more information.