Improving the health of people in the UK with Vitamin D

Does Vitamin D protect against Melanoma ?

In his book Athlete’s Edge, Dr John Cannell of  describes how his daughter has fair skin and used to burn easily.  He suggested that she took 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 a day for a month before she went into the sun, and she then found that she was not as sensitive to the sun as she used to be.

You can buy 25 micrograms ( 1,000 IU ) of Vitamin D3 over-the-counter from a chemist or supermarket.

You can buy anything from 1,000 IU to 50,000 IU from most Health Stores or online from eBay, Amazon or other specialist supplier of Vitamins and supplements.

You can take tablets, capsules, sprays or drops.

The other alternative is to expose your body, without sunscreen, to direct sunlight

– but only when your shadow is shorter than your height.

This is only possible in the UK between April and September between about 10:00am and 4:00pm.  Do not burn your body and cover up if your body begins to become pink.  A white skinned person will receive 20,000 IU within 15 minutes, but an Asian person might need 30-60 minutes and an African person might need 1-2 hours in the direct sun.

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Find the yellow SEARCH box and see what is returned for: “Melanoma” or “Skin Cancer”

One of the premier UK researchers about Melanoma is Professor Julia Newton-Bishop.  A search for “Newton-Bishop” gave 32 results

Which type of Vitamin D should I take and where can I buy it ?

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