Can you absorb vitamin D through a window?
It's a sunny day, get outside and soak up some rays!
Asked by: Steven Collins, by E-mail
You don’t absorb vitamin D from the Sun, your skin synthesises it in response to sunlight. It’s the UVB portion of the ultra-violet spectrum that’s needed.
This wavelength range is effectively blocked by glass so you can become deficient in vitamin D if you don’t go out and don’t eat enough oily fish or dairy products to compensate.
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