Heads up, you northern hemisphere residents. After months of gloom, it's sunshine time. Time to top-up your Vitamim D. Sun-derived vitamin D is one of the most powerful nutrients the body uses, and low levels are linked to depression. But as sunshine is free, there is no way to make a profit out it. So you don't hear much about free Vitamin D.
"Adams: Do you think part of the reason the health benefits of natural sunlight aren't getting a lot of attention is because there's no money in it? I mean, sunshine's free.
Dr. Holick: It certainly is a part of it. And like I said, the problem is that vitamin D deficiency has such subtle but incredibly important health implications. It's the subtlety that's the problem."