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Will a sun lamp provide the same D3 benefit as natural sun in areas without direct sunlight?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 14, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Hi I read with interest your info on tapering prednisone and how to help conteract the withdrawal symptoms as taking massive doses of Vitamin D3 and getting early morning sunlight. I live in an area that sunlight is not an option for most of the winter - will a sun lamp do the same thing? Thanks for your input.

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and what's with the strange question title?

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No, it won't. Sun lamps don't have any UVB radiation which makes your skin cells produce D3. Look out for mercury-vapor lamps, however. They are the only artificial lights I know of that produce UVB. In germany you can get them for 6 to 60??? depending on its power.

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Sun lamps or SAD lamps don't cause Vitamin D production. You would need a UV lamp like this: http://www.androv-medical.com/product/243/dermfix-3000-uv-b-lamp-for-vitamin-d

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