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Now, sunscreen that gives you instant Vitamin D

Now, sunscreen that gives you instant Vitamin D
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US researchers have found a new sunscreen that guarantees no loss of vitamin D, rather allows the body to produce the essential vitamin, a deficiency...

New York: US researchers have found a new sunscreen that guarantees no loss of vitamin D, rather allows the body to produce the essential vitamin, a deficiency or insufficiency of which causes major health problems in both adults and children.

Researchers from Boston University in the US developed Solar D, through a process in which the ingredients of a sunscreen are altered in such a way that it does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D.

"Solar D was designed with compounds with differing filter compositions to maximise vitamin D production while maintaining its sun protection for reducing erythema or burning of the skin," said Michael F. Holick, professor at Boston University.

Sun exposure has been the major source of vitamin D for most children and adults worldwide. However, the increased risk of skin cancer led to the widespread usage of sunscreens.

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