Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin
The body makes vitamin D when sunlight is absorbed by the skin. As long as people get enough exposure to the sun, it is not necessary to supplement with vitamin D. However, low vitamin D status is very common in the general population, with many research studies illustrating that few people fall within the optimal range for vitamin D. This is due to extremely low sun exposure, even in sunny countries. We need sun exposure for at least 30 minutes early morning and later afternoon, within an hour of sunrise and sunset. Read more here.