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Comparison of Sunbeds and Outdoor Exposure as a Means of Producing Vitamin D

Posted by D3forU on December 17, 2014

SunBed vs SunLight v2“Sunbeds of course can be used to make vitamin D. It has been one of the ways that we have measured the amount of vitamin D that the skin has the capacity to make,” stated Dr. Reinhold Vieth, a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.

“Tanners actually have robust levels of vitamin D,” stated Dr. Michael Holick, Professor, School of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Boston University.

Here is a comparison of a typical sunbed as related to outdoor sunlight.  The outdoor snapshot was taken on June 24, 2014 which coincides with the Summer Solstice in Chicago. These levels are only available between the hours of 12-2 PM.

The Sunbed replicates this golden window of optimal UVB  for Vitamin D production on demand and is not dependent on a daily schedule, time of the day, time of the season, weather conditions such as clouds and haze any day of the year in a controlled environment which can then be additionally adjusted by skin type for personalized exposure schedules.


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