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Sunbeds and vitamin D

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:41 pm
by vegan4life
Hi all,

If I can't find vegan vit D3 I am thinking that I may need to get it using sunbeds. Has anyone considered this (I appreciate the skin cancer risks but presumably you are safe if you dont overdo it)?

I appreciate getting a sunbed would be costly but if anyone has any input on this I would read it gratefully

Re: Sunbeds and vitamin D

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:52 am
by Kashu
I think George talks about this in his book. I am sure too that Michael Horlick in his book THE VITAMIN D SOLUTION who gives really good direction on all things VitD also goes into getting it from other sources like sun and sunbeds etc.

Horlick does however say that Vit D2 is just as good as D3 and we know that it is not necessarily so. I think he recommends supplementing at much lower levels too but of course the book's target audience is general tho.

I think it is an essential read for us because he explains really well how Vit D works in the body and why it's so important.