Can the lack of sun affect your vitamin D levels?

Why is vitamin D important? Vitamin D manages calcium in your blood, bones and gut and helps cells all over your body to communicate properly. Vitamin D mainly comes from your skin when it is exposed to sunlight. When you take supplements or eat foods that contain vitamin D, your gut also sends the vitamin D to your liver. Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that we all need. Unfortunately, most of us in the Northeast do not get enough vitamin D during fall and winter due to the lack of sun since our days are shorter; vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin.” When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol that is in your body. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit ch

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