What about Vitamin D?
UV radiation from the sun is one of the main causes of melanoma, but it is also one of the best natural sources of vitamin D. In Australia we need to balance the need for sun protection with our body’s need for vitamin D. However, it is important to not get burnt.
For most people, adequate vitamin D levels are reached through regular incidental sun exposure, like walking to the bus or hanging out the washing. Using sensible sun protection when outdoors does not usually put you at risk of developing vitamin D deﬁciency.
Vitamin D is essential for musculoskeletal health, however, it can be supplemented. If you are concerned about your Vitamin D status, please see your GP to have this checked and treated accordingly.