Posted by Boysel Adelia on Tuesday, 18 February, 2020 10:49:12
Yes you can get vitamin D from a tanning bed in the exact same way that you do from the sun. The skin synthesises UVB which is then converted into vitamin D. As long as the tanning lamps have a UVB
Natural sunlight is a better source because it is full spectrum if vitamin d is an issue in northern climate oral vitamin d is readily available over the counter. Dsicuss with doctor re your vitamin d level and appropriate dose for you.
Following standard sunbed tanning protocols in a typical tanning salon can achieve physiological levels of vitamin D when the sunbed lamp emits UVB in the range equivalent to outdoor summer sunshine, which most sunbed lamps do. Mean 25(OH)D levels were increased by an average of 42 nmol/L in the sunbeds that used 100W and 160W fluorescents.
If you are using a tanning bed to get your vitamin D you'll need to skip the tanning lotion since lotions inhibit vitamin D synthesis, according to Dr. Donald W. Miller Jr., M.D. Some people prefer not to use tanning lotions because they're trying to live a more natural lifestyle and tanning lotions often contain synthetic chemicals.
You can get Vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight, or you can get Vitamin D from a tanning bed. In cities like Boston, the average amount of sunlight is not enough to provide sufficient Vitamin D in the winter months. Some people in these northern areas have noticed that using a tanning bed and Vitamin D absorption are related.
The tanning-bed group had 90% higher vitamin D levels and significantly higher bone density.  And, whether from vitamin D production or from some other photoproduct of UV exposure, research has shown that (a) women who use tanning beds have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer of 40-50%.