How Much Sun Do We Need to Get Our Vitamin D

How Much Sun Do We Need to Get Our Vitamin D

How Much Sun Do We Need to Get Our Vitamin D

By Bryan Wright 24 Comments May 16, 2019



so I wanted to answer the question how much Sun do we actually need to get our vitamin D our daily dosage it really depends on how much of your body is exposed to the Sun and where you live okay so let's just take San Diego for example and also your age if you're younger you absorb a lot more vitamin D if you're older you're a factor of three times more so you need three times as much Sun so if you're in San Diego and you're young and you're just your hands and your face are exposed to the Sun you have to spend 22 minutes in the Sun to get the vitamin D that you need per day they already ace and that's just the bare bones right we're not talking about the stuff to maintain or even try to reverse some type of illness we're talking just to prevent rickets for example all right so next one you have the short sleeves and then on your face and your hands 26% of your body 19 minutes okay so 19 minutes shorts and t-shirt 46 percent of your body exposed 11 minutes not bad right no shirt in just shorts 72 percent of your body is exposed to the Sun 7 minutes boom you got your dose right but if you're in Seattle okay in the north and you're young you need a hundred and sixty eight minutes if just your face and your hands are exposed if you're older than Seattle five hundred and four minutes to get your daily dosage of vitamin D that's a lot of time out in the Sun okay if you're in Seattle and you're younger short-sleeves in your face and your hands seventy six minutes okay a little more than an hour and if you're older 228 minutes it's a long time now you're in shorts and a t-shirt 44 minutes okay versus 132 minutes no shirt shorts 28 minutes and then 84 minutes the reason why I'm showing you this chart is to get you to think with these variables it's not just about the Sun it's about where you're living versus in the world certain latitudes your age the you know if your skin is lighter or darker you're gonna need more Sun if you're of a darker skin the health of your liver for example is important so there's a lot of variables to this vitamin D and vitamin D is so important especially as you get older especially if you're really young especially if you're sick for viruses for the flu to prevent autoimmune problems so you may want to consider taking vitamin D especially nowadays since people are just inside so so much they just don't get enough Sun alright thanks for watching so if you're enjoying this content go ahead and share it with someone that could really benefit from it

24 Comments found

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Sadiq Hussain

Just what I needed…It w would have been better if you could differentiate between Morning Sun, Afternoon Sun and Evening Sun.

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John Matthews

How old is "old"??

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Recalcitrant Jingo

G`day Dr Berg you forgot to tell people how long we we need to be under the sun simulator to get our vitamin D I`m sure it will be different to our real sun , folks remember the good old days when our sun use to be warm and yellow , not like it is now harsh and white , these days if your out in the sun for more than 30 minutes you get burnt to a crisp !!!!!!!

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Rei Lea

I do not go outside because I don't want old age spots and I do mot have them. My friend has spent her entire life being outside after school snnd gping tp the beach. I am one year older than her. She is 62 and UGLY of old age spots ALL OVER HER BODY. Her neckline is VERY wrinkled mottled up with age spots. I have NONE. I hate the sun. Therefore, what is best way to get vitamin D now?

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lifeisad _

I live in Catalonia, Spain. How can I know it?

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Lovely Gonsalez

thanks Dr Berg

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How much vitamen D does the brain need

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Illuminism/Hyperianism

Why do you posts on completely different times all of a sudden now?

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peter

Does it have to be direct sunlight?

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Muhammad Shaikh

Excellent info Doc but Sun position on horizon is a big factor too cos of UV B penetration limit through the atmosphere. May Almighty reward you.

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Teresa Bowen

Your the 1st person to say this about vitamin D n sun verses location n age in what we need to receive vitamin D from the sun …

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March24 Aries

Thank you. I'm in Cyprus and I always spend 1 hour from sunrise.

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chasia Phil

I take vitamin d supplement because i stay away from the sun. That's the reason i look young and don't have wrinkles yet.

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Jason Fan Club

Germany 300000000 minutes xD

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Dent.0722

Dr.berg i have pcos and I’m on keto diet since 80 days, and someone told me to not eat any cheese because i have pcos, i need your opinion on this matter since i really love cheese

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MX

I am a vitamin D deficient vampire. Please help.

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dvdgalutube

It would be nice if this video included with the mix of sunscreen as well.

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Peter Eichinger

I'd hate to live in Anchorage. Run around completely naked all day and you probably wont get enough Vitamin D. Probably too much other attention of course, or free to death!

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Fullmetal Alchemist

I would never let the sun hits any part of my skin because I am half-Irish, it gets really itchy and there are people got skin cancer due to extreme sun exposure in my family. Supplements are more useful.

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Omegathehusky

I kind wish this went farther tbh like what about when it's cloudy is thier a point why do the numbers drastically change from being up north (I know I'm dumb but it goes from 11 min to 40 on a completely sunny day) it's also kinda another coincidence I was trying to look this stuff up 2 days ago now most of it's here lol

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suresh kamath

Hello
How about location like India – Mumbai.

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Gaetano Alaimo

Dr. Berg is awesome!!!thank you from germany!!!!!🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

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alex3261

Is not the exposure to the Sun, it’s the exposure to UV. Agreat deal of UVs are being reflected around and still absorbed by the skin. Also, the UV rays are pretty good at penetrating fairly thick cloud layers, so you will get your UVs even if you are walking outside in a cloudy day.

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Peace for Paz

If you do get your Vitamin D from the sun studies say it's important to cut down the amount of showers or baths you take because water and soap destroy the Vitamin D in your skin. Studies have shown that surfers who spend a lot of time in the sun don't have high amounts of Vitamin D because the water is constantly destroying it. Probably showering once or twice a week would be ideal to give the Vitamin D time to build up or "take".

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