Based on a research, it has been said that by applying sunscreen regularly and in excess quantity, vitamin D deficiency starts in our body. Sunscreen reduces the ability of the skin to absorb the sun's rays, due to which our body is not able to make vitamin D as needed. The research has been published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Our bones are getting weak -
To avoid the bad effects of sunlight and ultraviolet rays, we apply sunscreen lotion. But its regular and excessive use can weaken our bones. Along with this, the risk of many other diseases is increasing.
Exposure to the sun's rays is important: Research expert Kim Fotenhor explains that applying sunscreen reduces the ability of our skin to produce vitamin D. However, it is advisable to apply sunscreen to avoid the damage caused by direct exposure to the sun's rays, skin cancer, etc. Despite this, exposure to the sun's rays should be kept for a while. This strengthens the muscles and bones. The problem of lethargy, tiredness, mood swings etc. is also avoided.
Sunlight 3 times a week is important -
Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is necessary to keep the level of calcium and phosphorus in the blood regular. It is necessary for the absorption of calcium and for the growth and strength of bones. Although soy milk, mushrooms and eggs are good sources of vitamin D, they are no better than the sun's rays. According to the British Dietetics Association, one should be exposed to the rays of the sun for 15 minutes 3 times a week.
Prolonged exposure to the sun also benefits –
According to research, using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher reduces the production of vitamin D3 by up to 99 percent. In such a situation, it is necessary to walk fast in sunlight without applying sunscreen two to three times a week. So that maximum part of the skin can absorb the sun's rays and produce the required amount of Vitamin D which is required by our body.