Natural and effective source of vitamin D

The sun is the most natural and effective source of vitamin D. It is a known scientific fact that people get around 90% of vitamin D through their skin.

Most Europeans don’t get enough sunlight, so they need to make up the deficit from other sources.

Spending time in the sun can supply the body with vitamin D which is essential in helping to defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and osteoporosis. Sometimes though, especially during the winter, some of us have difficulty squeezing even a few minutes of sunshine into our busy schedules. Vitamin D has also been proven to aid recovery form some cancers, anxiety, depression and type 2 diabetes.

 

When natural sunlight is hard to find, then we are on hand to help replace an element of the much missed sun with a quick trip to Salon Sun.

 

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Vitamin D deficiency – who is at risk?

Both the sun and tanning booths send out two kinds of ultraviolet light rays – UVA and UVB. Your skin absorbs both types, but in alternate ways. UVA rays have longer wavelengths that are able to reach the deepest layers of the skin. UVB ray’s wavelengths are shorter and only penetrate the uppermost layers of skin. UVB rays trigger the synthesis of the vitamin D precursor in the skin, and so are responsible for the healthy benefits of sunshine.

 

For many people, exposing one’s arms and face to sunshine for about 20 minutes each day provides the skin with sufficient UVB rays to do away with vitamin D deficiencies, without causing long-term skin damage.

 

To find out more telephone: 01614801859 or 07815494919.