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Don't forget the "D"...Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that works to enhance many of the body processes, a major one being intestinal absorption. It's also significant in regards to bone health, cancer and cardiovascular disease risks, our immune system, and other common health conditions.

Vitamin D can be consumed in our diets; however, this typically isn’t sufficient for our body processes. Regular small doses of sun exposure help to reduce the chance of becoming vitamin D deficient. A deficiency in vitamin D has become a nationwide issue in the elderly and even affects children and young adults, leading to bone damage and softening. Because of this, it is important to ensure we all get our daily dose of vitamin D by spending time in the sun!

Prolonged sun exposure can lead to an increased risk in skin cancer, so in order to get the right amount of vitamin D for our bodies without getting too much UV exposure, we need to protect our skin. This is where Solartex  products, like sun hats, uv clothing and zinc oxide sunblock help keep you protected!

UV Visor Sun Hat

According to an article titled “How Much Time in the Sun Do You Need for Vitamin D?” by Lisa Esposito and Deborah Kotz, it is advised to always protect your face. However, 10-15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure to the main areas of the body before using a good source of sun protection, like clothing and sunscreen, is a great way to get a dose of vitamin D without causing damage to the skin.

Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

Allowing your arms, legs, back, and abdomen to receive sun exposure for a limited amount of time before putting on a sun protective swim shirt or jacket and swimming  tights or applying a zinc oxide sunscreen is a win-win in the battle between vitamin D deficiency and sun damage. 

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