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Question:
Today was a gorgeous sunny day, and I went for my first bike ride of the year, covered with Green Screen® Organic SPR 32 Sunscreen. The purpose of the Green Screen® was to block out the damaging effects of the sun, but by doing so, I'm wondering whether or not I'm missing the good effects of the sun, such as the exposure required by the body for production of vitamin D. Sun always feels way better when I don't have any sunblock on, as though my body is really craving it. Anyway, when I ride my bike, I'm out for hours and feel like I really need to use the sunblock in order to avoid sun damage, but I'm so good about doing so that I worry about never getting enough unprotected time in the sun to get the vitamin D.

Answer:
You are correct that the sunscreen will lower vitamin D absorption, but besides the increased risk of skin cancer, you don't want wrinkly skin around your face and eyes, in the effort to get your vitamin D. I recommend using the sun block and getting your vitamin D from my Women’s or Men’s Daily Formula +D3 Multivitamin.

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