Winter health 2 and vitamin d deficiency

Even if you were outside a lot in the summer, your vitamin D level may still be low. And unless you take vitamin D in the winter, it could continue the downward spiral. Did you know that vitamin D is washed off with soap? Well, actually, it takes 24-28 hours for your body to convert the cholesterol in your skin (yes, cholesterol!) to the hormone vitamin D. When you wash with soap on the skin that has been exposed to vitamin D, you lose that. I have personally seen landscape workers who had low vitamin D, in the summer no less. So be sure to wash only with water the parts of your body that are exposed to the sun at least for 1-2 days.

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