Sonia Choquette: Your 3 Best Superpowers
If you are deficient in vitamin D, the best way to increase your serum levels is to take a high-quality supplement. However, there are two more ways you can increase your vitamin D levels naturally.
The first way to increase your vitamin D level is to spend more time outside in the sun. In order for your skin to synthesize vitamin D from the sun, you need to expose your skin directly to sunlight with no clothing barrier and no sunscreen. Soak in the sun for 5–10 minutes every day or until your skin turns slightly pink. If you have darker skin, you may need to stay outside a bit longer. I don’t recommend doing this when the sun is its hottest, but around 10:00 AM is usually a good time.