Sun is Insufficient for Vitamin D at Latitude 38 in the Wintertime

Getting vitamin D from the sun is the most efficient source, but now that winter is upon us, it’s pretty hard to do.

The Medical College of Wisconsin gives a nice summary of vitamin D requirements, how-to and what-happens-if-you-don’t. Included in their list of symptoms of a lack of vitamin D is numbness around the mouth and abnormal heart rhythms.

Experts recommend sunning yourself for 10 to 15 minutes several times a week between the hours of 10am and 2pm. However, at the latitude of Boston (42), between November and February, this will not be enough. Besides, most days it’s too darn cold.

This would explain my erratic heart and my numb lips! I’ve been sunning myself religiously but I haven’t been taking my vitamins or eating my sardines!

I’m at latitude 38. It’s well into December. The sun is just not cutting it.

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