Our Feet need Sunlight too!

Our Feet need Sunlight too!

Our Feet need Sunlight too!

Our feet are left in shoes and socks all day that we sometimes forget that they need sunlight too!

As little as 15 minutes a day of direct sunlight to the feet can allow for much more Vitamin D to be absorbed to the body considering the amount of receptors we have in them. With over 23% of the Australian population suffering from Vitamin D deficiency that extra bit of sunlight absorption can go a long way. 

Studies have shown that there is multiple factors that contribute to the Vitamin D Deficiency we see today in our general population such as:

– Obesity 

Skin Tone (Darker Skin tones needing 3-5 times more sunlight exposure to get the same Vitamin D intake as that of someone with lighter skin tone)

 – Staying indoor all day whether for work or in general

There are many genetic factors that also come into play when it comes to absorbing Vitamin D through the skin which comes down to your predispositions.


Consequences of Vitamin D deficiency include: calcium, phosphorus, and bone metabolism abnormalities which can affect the absorption of these minerals from regular diets that are cruical for bone mineral density (BMD) possibly leading to osteopenia or osteoporosis. 

 

By: Foot HQ

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