Originally Posted by Chicagoan
Spend time in the sun... lol
i've read that there are a few problems with relying on this method, including:
-your distance from the equator (the further you live from it, the more exposure you'd need. canada, the uk, and most of the US is pretty far from it)
-the colour of your skin (the darker it is, the more sunlight you need to be exposed to, to make enough vitamin d)
-sunscreens and skin cancer (wearing them blocks absorbsion, not wearing them is asking for trouble)
so from what i can work out, if you're pasty white and live near the equator, go out in the sunshine and you'd get more vit d, in less time, but probably skincancer to go with it... and if you're black and live in northern canada, you aint gonna get anywhere near to enough vit d, and you'll probably get frostbite trying, and maybe skin cancer anyway.