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General Population Low Vitamin D Levels

There are a few mechanisms at work that influence the vitamin D status for Europeans. Vitamin D is either eaten in the food, created with the help of sunlight or supplemented. Many appear to net have ...
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Does vitamin D synthesis occur in indirect sunlight?

The sunlight through the window does not stimulate vitamin D synthesis in the skin. Sunlight and Vitamin D (PubMed): Since glass absorbs all UVB radiation, exposure of the skin to sunlight that ...
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How much Vitamin D does the body produce if you're out for a whole summer day?

Vitamin D is produced in the skin by UV irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol. But vitamin D in the skin is also broken down by UV irradiation and this leads to a maximum equilibrium level of vitamin D ...
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Does light reset your circadian rhythm through your eyes or skin?

Circadian rhythm maintenance begins with intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGC's). In the retina, you have the traditional rod and cone cells that are responsible for vision. ...
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How is sunlight a Lupus trigger for some? What exactly about the sun often causes Lupus flare-ups?

Very interesting question. Thank you. The pathophysiology of photosensibility in lupus patients is related to the effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on cells of the immune system. UVR stimulates ...
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Does the use of sunscreen inhibit Vitamin D production?

This has been a controversial question for many years. The current evidence suggests that sunscreen does block a part of Vitamin D production, but with negligible amounts. Studies have found that ...
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Does the use of sunscreen inhibit Vitamin D production?

In addition to the other answers: [C]linical studies have never found that everyday sunscreen use leads to vitamin D insufficiency. In fact, the prevailing studies show that people who use sunscreen ...
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Does light reset your circadian rhythm through your eyes or skin?

From the CDC The circadian rhythm is reset from the eye.
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For how long does the application of topical retinoids increase photosensitivity?

They increase UV sensitivity for as long as you use them, so sunscreen is recommended if doing any activity outside in the sunlight. Retinoids simply make your skin more sensitive because it ...
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Research paper published SARS-CoV-2 persistence and durability

The paper is here https://www.scribd.com/document/456897616/DHSST#fullscreen&from_embed It doesn't say but I presume that the Department of Homeland Security knows what sunlight is.
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How long does it take to beat vitamin D deficiency

Ideally, people should get enough vitamin D from their food. However, that's difficult to do, Many folks don't get enough of the nutrient from dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk. Ref: ...
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