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Vitamin D Council Member’s spotlight: How much vitamin D do I make from sunbathing?

Friday, March 23, 2018
I’d advise a more artistic approach to sunbathing rather than an engineering one!  When you can, sunbathe for half the time it takes for your skin to begin to turn slightly flush. continue reading

Sunlight May Be the Next Beet Juice

Friday, March 23, 2018
Apparently, exposure to sunlight can also affect levels of nitric oxide in your body, which may have interesting implications for both health and sports performance. The study involved shining two different doses of ultraviolet light (specifically UVA light—wavelengths between 315 and 400 nanometers) on ten volunteers, continue reading

Why antioxidants are so important for beautiful, healthy skin

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This is where antioxidants come in. They can calm free radicals down before they do much damage. Otherwise, free radicals can cause a whole host of problems for your body and skin, including accelerating the aging process and potentially leading to skin cancer. continue reading

Sunlight Institute Responds to sun articles  3/12/18—3/18/18

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sunlight Institute Responds to sun articles  3/12/18—3/18/18 High vitamin D levels are profoundly associated with a reduced risk of MS. However, there is little indication that intake of vitamin D from foods or supplements lessens MS risk. In addition, there is little doubt that sun exposure is also profoundly associated with reduced MS risk.… continue reading

Vitamin D May Help Protect Against Cancer Asian Population: Study

Thursday, March 15, 2018
After adjusting for several known cancer risk factors, such as age, weight (BMI), physical activity levels, smoking, alcohol intake and dietary factors, the researchers found that a higher level of Vitamin D was associated with a lower (around 20%) relative risk of overall cancer in both men and women. continue reading

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