Why darker skin tones need vitamin D.

Where do we get Vitamin D from?

As you may already know, our body produces vitamin D from sunshine.

We can also get vitamin D from certain food sources such as oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolk.

But there is a catch for darker skin people


Melanin (which we absolutely love here!), is responsible for filtering harmful UVB light rays, the flip side is that it also reduces Vitamin D production in the skin.

This is not really a problem when we live in the sunny places we historically originate from where sunshine is plentiful, however, it might become an issue for the afro-descendants living in higher latitudes (e.g. Europe or North America) where sunshine is not as abundant.

Why Vitamin D matters.

What science says

In addition to hair loss, according to scientific research, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to :

  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hair loss
  • And may even be linked to certain types of cancer.

Whilst it is important to note that not all dark skin people are Vitamin D deficient, a growing body of research points out the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the black population living in higher latitudes.


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