How to Use Your iPad or iPhone to Make Vitamin D

Did you know that you can use your iPhone or iPad to help you make vitamin D?

There is actually an app, D-Minder, that can do just that.

D-Minder app for iPhone and iPad helps you make vitamin D

No, it will not turn the screen of your mobile device into a UV-lamp.

Instead it will tell you the possibility to get vitamin D from sunlight at your location.

It does so by calculating when (or if) the sun is high enough in the sky for its UVB-rays to reach you.

If the sun is not high enough, the D-Minder app automatically calculates the next opportunity to make vitamin D from UVB in sunlight. It might be minutes, hours or days away.

Watch the video about the D-Minder below.

Thorough readers of my blog will notice that the app is using 35 degrees as the lower angle of the sun for UVB to reach you while I normally talk about 45-50 degrees. The fact is that UVB doesn’t have an on/off switch like a lamp. Instead the amount of UVB is gradually increasing or decreasing when the sun is rising or setting. Below 45 degrees, the time to get enough vitamin D will be much longer. Therefore you will need to expose yourself to unnecessary amounts of UVA in order to get the same amount of vitamin D.

As will all apps, D-Minder can be downloaded directly to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store. Or it can be installed via iTunes on your computer.

The D-Minder app comes in one free version and also in a Pro-version for 1.50$.

In the Pro version, you can see your exposures' history and you will be able to schedule future events for next exposures.

I have bought and installed the D-Minder Pro on both my iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, for the location I am right now, D-Minder is telling me that the next opportunity to get vitamin D from sunlight lays 242 days in the future.

So, the only thing to do is to use the iPhone to find the nearest indoor tanning salon.

Here is the link to D-Minder on iTunes.

47 thoughts on “How to Use Your iPad or iPhone to Make Vitamin D”

  1. Hey I am the author of the app. Please send an email to:

    [email protected]

    and we can sort out the location issue. Are your location services turned on? Should have asked for permissions. Without that, you can input the location, but it has to have coordinates.

  2. This is the best example of how the iPhone can literally improve your health. There are other apps like hearth pulse calculator that help us monitor our body. Thanks for sharing…

  3. Ashley Williamson

    It’s an awesome app, I just download it a couple of weeks ago and I really love it. Now I am full with D-vitamin. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

  4. Khagesh Darji

    It’ a nice post because uses of smartphones and there one of best selling company Apple are made of several apps of the user perspective.

  5. Hi,
    This is a great way to use your phone for other activities thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

  6. Oh great I don’t know about this, So it is really a great post and it has very good knowledge about Vitamin D. Please keep it up.

  7. Your title grabbed my attention instantly. This is really coolest thing I’ve every come across the web. I never imagined that it is possible to receive Vitamin D from my smartphone. Nice work.

  8. What a great app, love it! Guys, but whats a phone without protection, get yours at burbanker.com

  9. Mobileinfosite

    iPhone can literally improve your health. There are other apps like hearth pulse calculator that help us monitor our body. Thanks for sharing…Looking forward to the new iPhone 7

  10. This is very attractive post, i was confused first by reading headline, it make me click this post. This is nice to have this app and get “Vitamin D” 🙂

  11. fantastic dude

    Nice work.This is really coolest thing I’ve every come across the web. I never imagined that it is possible to receive Vitamin D from my smartphone.

  12. Mansoor Bhanpurawala

    It’s an awesome app, I just download it a couple of weeks ago and I really love it. Now I am full with D-vitamin. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

  13. Can you use dminder with a tanning bed to gauge exposure required if you use the sun sensor screen. ?

  14. Jacob M. Cornell

    verything is very open with a really clear description of the issues. It was really informative. Your website is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  15. That’s something crazy to think about that you can do this. Kind of blows my mind. But i will for sure try this for sure i’m not the tannest person in the world 🙂

  16. It was really a nice blog, and honestly I have read this type of article for the first time. Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

  17. Nice information you have describe here about using iphone or ipad for making vitamin D.You seem to have a good understanding about it.
    Keep up the good work !!!!

  18. John Scalper from content //com.android.browser.home/

    I wonder if you knwo How to Use Your android phone to Make Vitamin D ;). give info for iphone owners sounds like rasism 😉

  19. This looks so interesting. Thanks for sharing this blog post. Vitamin D is essential for us

  20. I really want to know, how an app provide vitamin D. This article is so interesting and provide information. how the particular app can literally improve your health.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  21. isabella chris

    Nice information you have describe here about using iphone or ipad for making vitamin D.You seem to have a good understanding about it.

  22. When I first saw this title “How to Use Your iPad or iPhone to Make Vitamin D” … I gotta say I was intrigued. Good post.

  23. Good info, you have describe here about using iphone or ipad for making vitamin D.You seem to have a good understanding about it.
    Keep up the good work !!!!

  24. It never ceases to amaze me the variety of uses to which you can put an iPad just by installing an app.

  25. Hydel projects in India

    what a great blog post
    it was really amazing
    I loved to read this one
    thanks for sharing
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  26. I read this first time on web that we can generate vitamins via iPhone. I have Iphone 6 and will try to collect some vitamins.
    thanks

  27. dnatawidiastana

    Excellent information and facts. Only real difficulty I was basically receiving was viewing the pics. No idea exactly why.

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