Is Vitamin D Can Be Obtained From Sun Exposure?
Do we still get vitamin D from the sun if we are exposed to indirect sunlight, but we are in a glass room, and the sunlight penetrates the glass of the room and then hits our skin? thank you
Hello Marge, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Vitamin D is a vitamin that can be formed by the body but can also be obtained from various foods.
Sunlight alone cannot give vitamin D to the body because it is not a source of vitamin D, but sunlight can help the body to form vitamin D itself because UV rays in sunlight play an important role in the process of naturally forming vitamin D in the body.
Exposure to sun alone does not have to be direct, through indirect exposure as you ask can also help. Although this exposure is important, it is important to remember that direct and prolonged sun exposure can increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
I hope this helps.