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Get Too Much Sun? Take Some Vitamin D

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Get Too Much Sun? Take Some Vitamin D

I will just start by saying that you should be getting your recommended daily dose of vitamins already, but in this case, perhaps a bit more of the vitamin D after getting too much sun will soothe the pain…

For the study, researchers divided 20 participants into four groups to receive a placebo pill or 50,000, 100,000, or 200,000 IU of vitamin D one hour after a small UV lamp “sunburn” on their inner arm. The participants were examined after 24, 48 and 72 hours and 1 week after the experiment was conducted a part of their skin tissue was sent for a biopsy for further testing.

The results showed that the consumption of Vitamin D was not only able to suppress inflammation but it also helped in stimulating genes that repair the skin cells. Participants who consumed high doses of Vitamin D experienced less skin inflammation after 48 hours of the sunburn. Further, those who reported highest levels of Vitamin D in their blood also had less skin redness and experienced faster recovery.


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