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YES! Nigeria or Africa can be hard to live in because of the excess heat rays from the sun and most times … well, overtime the sun tends to be so scorching one could possibly faint. But did you know that the cold weather is hazardous for a dark skinned person because those with darker skin tones must spend more time exposed to the sun to make the same amount of vitamin D as those with lighter skin tones. Remember Vitamin D maintain the health of bones and teeth, supports the health of the immune system, brain, nervous system and regulates insulin levels and aid diabetes management which a dark skin produces when exposed to sun. Studies have found no difference in dark skin tones making vitamin D compared to lighter skin tones. Surprisingly , it is not effective for light skinned people to consume vitamin D pills everyday according to Mark Dolland, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Although, the supplement vitamin D is efficient for Dark Skinned people in colder countries and for those in nursing homes (old people) because they stand to be at risk. The black skin melanin serves as a protection from Ultraviolet radiation therefore, a dark skinned individual has to spend more time in the sun to produce vitamin D.

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