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Sun, 12th Aug 2012

Is Vitamin D Production like Photosynthesis?

Sunbathing in Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (c) Svetlana Makarova

We need exposure to sunlight in order to be able to make vitamin D.  Does this mean that humans, like plants, undergo a sort of photosynthesis?

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  • Is making vitamin D akin to human photosynthesis?

    Hello I'm David from The States and i have 2 questions about the same thing. I heard that we get vitamin D from the sun if that's true does that mean that to a point we go through a kind of photosynthesis? And, if so, does sunblock block the Vitamin D getting to us? Se...



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