The health benefits of UV radiation exposure through vitamin D production or non-vitamin D pathways

There has been a lot of bad press about artificial UV and solar ray exposure but this is the primary source of vitamin D intake for most people and has other benefits. Also with more people staying indoors, melanoma rates have increased in the past few years. Studies have shown that uV exposure can also lower blood pressure and may prevent Multiple Sclerosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Solar radiation is needed for vitamin D and other health benefits.
  • Higher UV exposure can be linked to good health outcomes.
  • Vitamin D should be obtained through sensible dun exposure and supplements when necessary.

“Several recent papers have reanalyzed results of vitamin D RCTs in which no effect based on vitamin D dose was found, but a very significant one was found based on level.”