Live In A City? Your Vitamin D Levels May Be Suffering + How To Get Enough

by Jerald Dyson

During the Environment International study, residential greenness (i.e., the amount of natural vegetation surrounding a person’s home) was found to decrease the likelihood of VDD.

UV radiation was also found to decrease the likelihood of VDD. And while it’s true that increasing your sunlight exposure can raise your vitamin D levels, there are many other factors at play—such as age, sex, skin tone, latitude, climate, season, and time spent outside with skin exposed.

Evidence the vitamin D endocrine system (VDES), which modulates vitamin D skin synthesis and metabolism, is affected by exposure to environmental chemicals and air pollution. Air pollutants—specifically, PM2.5 (inhalable air pollutants that can travel deeply into your lungs) and ozone (O3)—were found to increase the likelihood of VDD during the EI study.


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