A new study has shown that sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by 50 percent (see link for full article at Natural News). Vitamin D is critical for health and studies have shown a significant number of Americans are low in vitamin D. And no wonder. Most of us are either sitting in an office chair or on our sofa watching TV or playing video games. When we do venture outside, we lather up with sunscreen.
The only way to get vitamin D is from the sun, foods with vitamin D added, or by taking a nutritional supplement. If you always put sunscreen on when you go outside, then you need to take a supplement because there just isn't enough vitamin D in food to get your recommended daily allowance which has been adjusted to 1,000 IU from 400 IU. Your risk of skin cancer is probably higher if you lather the toxic lotions on every day during the summer than just going out in the sun. My suggestion is that you spend the first 15 -20 minutes out in the sun without sunscreen and then add a no toxic brand to prevent sun burns and premature aging.