Using the sun as your vitamin D source
If you opt to get your vitamin D from tanning, you will get much more than you pay for. Although it is true that sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D, it does not mean you get a license to tan.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you receive your daily value of vitamin D from non-sun sources like vitamin D-fortified milk, orange juice, salmon and other fatty fishes or a multi-vitamin containing 1000-2000 International Units (I.U.) of vitamin D3 daily.
Don’t be fooled by dangerous advertising promoting prolonged UV exposure as a safe and healthy source of vitamin D. If you think that outdoor and indoor tanning are a safe way to get your vitamin D, think again. You will get much more than you pay for including accelerated signs of aging and increased risk for melanoma, costing you much more in the long run!