How Does Our Skin Make Vitamin D?

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It’s thought that about 80% of scleroderma patients have a vitamin D deficiency. Because vitamin D can help with a variety of medical complaints, many people with scleroderma benefit from taking supplements of the important nutrient.

Discover nine signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency here.

Vitamin D can be found naturally in foods such as egg yolks, oily fish, and mushrooms. Some food products such as milk, orange juice, and breakfast cereals are fortified with it.  However, the best source of vitamin D is the sun. In this video from DNews, how our skin converts sunlight into vitamin D is explained – it’s called dermal vitamin synthesis.

Sclerosis disease activity seen to correlate with vitamin D deficiency. Read more here.

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