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Spawned off the tanning bed question. Might be stupid but I really don't know.

I know your body absorbs Vit. D from the sun. Do you get Vit. D from a tanning bed?

(Like I said, might be stupid. But I've never used a tanning bed.)


Asked by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • No, you get cancer from a tanning bed :(

    Answer by Kathy675 at 11:31 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • No question is stupid, and I wish I had the answer. You've intrigued me, so now I must put that on my list to research.

    Answer by SpaceToast at 11:30 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Stupid me didn't think to google it. Nope, no vit. d from a tanning bed.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:33 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • my guess was no But I did not know either.

    Answer by hill2 at 11:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • You can get vitamin D from a supplement, though. It's best to take at least 1000 mg a day to help with calcium absorption and to lower your risk of diabetes, among other benefits.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • No, but they used to say if you suffer from seasonal depression that tanning beds could provide the same benefit as the sun... But, if you saw the other post, I'm living proof it causes aging to the skin.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:40 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Tanning beds are the worst way to tan. It has proven to cause cancer. There is no health benefit in them.

    Answer by bewitchedmom at 11:41 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Yes. Tanning is prescribed to patients that suffer from depression in Alaska. It does produce Vitamin D.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:57 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Sara, I did the research. Tannign beds do NOT give of Vit. D.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:02 AM on Jan. 7, 2011

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