Driving from Birmingham to Huntsville, AL this weekend, I saw this billboard for “Sunset Tanz” encouraging you to tan to get Vitamin D naturally. In the upper right corner, it says “Tanning – look good, feel great.” And, “More Vitamin D than milk” referring to tanning. It was a good example of what I was referring to in “Tanning to get more Vitamin D?” so I thought I’d post it here. Don’t believe the tanning industry’s justification of putting yourself at a much higher risk of skin cancer when you could just take a Vitamin D supplement instead.
Brooke Uptagrafft, MD
Dr. Brooke is a family medicine doctor.