Clearing the Air About Vitamin D

Video Transcript:

Here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Okay, so we’ve all heard that you need about 10 to 15 minutes of sun to get your Vitamin D. And while it is very true that during certain times of the year, during certain hours of the day, and during certain locations on the planet, you can get some Vitamin D from being out in the sun. But you got to have a lot of things going right for you.

You know, they did a study with some surfers in Hawaii years ago, to see what their Vitamin D levels were, and turns out that about half of them were Vitamin D deficient. Now these guys are getting six hours of sun a day, and about half of them were Vitamin D deficient. So if you think you’re gonna get enough Vitamin D by going out in the middle of the day, when the sun is the strongest, and it’s producing the most cancers, and damage to your skin, and think that that’s gonna be enough, eh, you might want to rethink that.

Listen guys, Vitamin D is cheap. You can get a Vitamin D3, and take one to two thousand international units a day, and that’ll probably cost you less than $15 a year. Please check with your local primary care doctor to make sure the recommendations that your dermatologist are making are right for you, and then please, don’t rely on the sun for your Vitamin D, and don’t go out in the sun for your Vitamin D, all you’re gonna do is give me more business, and I don’t want any more.