Can Summer Give You Enough Vitamin D?

Can Summer Give You Enough Vitamin D?

Can summer sun give you enough vitamin D? Chances are, no. “Most people don’t get enough unprotected sun exposure to make enough vitamin D,” says Ken Redcross, MD, a holistic physician and author of Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor.

Based on research and his years of experience in routinely testing patients’ vitamin D levels, Redcross estimates that 80–90 percent of Americans are low in the sunshine vitamin, even in warm Southern states. Fatigue, anxiety, recurrent infections, and feeling “not yourself” are common signs.

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