New Sunscreen Allows Body to Produce Vitamin D


Researchers discovered altering ingredients in sunscreens allows the body to produce vitamin D without changing the sun protection factor (SPF). This study led to a new sunscreen, Solar D, to be developed.

Properly applying sunscreen is recommended to avoid the risk of skin cancer, but when properly applied it can reduce skin’s ability of producing vitamin D by almost 98%.  

The researchers tested the new Solar D sunscreen in comparison to a popular commercial sunscreen—both at SPF 30—to find Solar D showing up to 50% more production of vitamin D in vitro.

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