I've seen a few posts on whether or not tanning beds will give you cancer, and while I'm still wary of them, they don't look so bad if done right (low setting, infrequent, not super brorange crispy tan). But I'm more interested in their ability to help boost vitamin D.

I work shift and have been living in a much colder climate for the past two years, so I'm a lot paler than I used to be, and a lot less able to get out into the sun. I also get SAD pretty badly, but I've been able to limit it by supplementing vitamin D. I know the sun is best, but would a little light tanning help to give that boost of skin produced D? And help from burning into a sweet potato chip the next time I see the sun (sob* can't come soon enough)??