It seems that every day we learn more about the health-promoting affects of fat-soluble vitamin D. Known as the sunshine vitamin because we manufacture it in response to skin contact with UV sun rays, it’s one of the few vitamins our bodies can synthesize. Some researchers suggest we need up to 30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM at least twice a week to the face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen for sufficient creation of vitamin D – making it a challenge for many people and raising concerns about skin photoaging and cancer.
Mt. Angel Vitamins' Director of Quality & Compliance, chemist John Mills, has been in the natural products industry for over 22 years. He oversees all of our product formulations. His vast experience means he instantly and intuitively knows which ingredients work well together to support a particular structure or function in the the human body. As such, we thought it would be fun to explore John’s methodology as he embarks on a new formulation.
Today is the first day of fall - the perfect time to talk about the "sunshine vitamin"!
Vitamin D is an important nutrient that relies on daily skin-to-sun exposure for synthesis. It is crucial for cell differentiation, normalizing levels of calcium and phosphorus, maintaining strong bones, promoting healthy blood pressure and supporting immune system balance.