Health effects of UV radiation | Alternative sources of Vitamin D

Small amounts of UV are beneficial for people and essential in the production of vitamin D. UV radiation is also used to treat several diseases, including rickets, psoriasis, eczema and jaundice. This takes place under medical supervision and the benefits of treatment versus the risks of UV radiation exposure are a matter of clinical judgement .

Fig. 1: Relationship of exposure to UVR and Burden of Disease

via WHO | Health effects of UV radiation.

However, as new forms of food-based Vitamin D are identified, we can rely less on UV and chemically extracted vitamin D products as our only source of Vitamin D. EntiaBioSciences and Total Nutraceutical Solutions are offering new vegan vitamin D alternatives through research and study in collaboration with universities and research facilities around the world.

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