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Yes, you can get vitamin D from a sunbed. This is because UV rays from the sunbed penetrate your skin and trigger the production of vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D is essential for good health, and it’s often said that we don’t get enough of it from our diet alone. That’s why spending time in the sun or on a sunbed is a good way to boost your levels. Just remember to moderate your exposure, as too much UV radiation can be harmful. To get scientific for a moment, vitamin D comes from UVB light while typical tanning beds emit UVA light. The use of UVB producing lamps is prohibited in sunbed salons in the UK.

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