D is for Vitamin D and produced mainly by our own bodies, after direct sunlight exposure.
It is an important step to maintain optimal health, aiming for roughly 10-15 minutes exposure a day before 11am or after 3pm AEST.
Low vitamin D levels can cause osteoporosis, a condition in which our bones lose calcium, become brittle and are susceptible to fracture. And it's also been linked with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and lymphoma.
In Australia, we have the highest rate of melanoma so while a good dose of Vitamin D can be great for your inner health, don’t use this as an excuse to spend longer than 15 minutes un-protected in the sun.
Remember, a tan is simply skin cells in trauma.
Source reference: abc.net.au
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