Suntanning Health Benefits and Vitamin D
The sunshine Vitamin, Vitamin D is by far the most beneficial effect of exposure to sunlight. Our body uses UV B ( 290 to 315 nm ) solar radiation to
manufacture Vitamin D from a form of cholesterol. Many skin ailments and fungal skin infections can be cured or managed by sun exposure but we feel Vitamin D is the suns
most important contribution in our modern lives.
Warning: Excessive Vitamin D from multivitamins and Fish Oils can lead to Vitamin D excess related problems.
Do not exceed 2000 IU Vitamin D intake per day.
Current research points to a level of 1000 IU Intake as against 600 IU of Vitamin D that was thought to be required a few years ago. However the maximum dosage of Vitamin D has remained the same.
Fact: It is impossible to reach excess levels of Vitamin D from sun exposure as An equilibrium is achieved in the skin when longer exposure to UV B simply degrades the Vitamin D being produced as fast as it is manufactured in the skin. Unprotected over-exposure to sunlight does unfortunately lead to an increase in skin cancer.
Notes and References"1"Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of auto immune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease ( Michael F Holick: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 80, No. 6, 1678S-1688S, December 2004 )
About Vitamin D Including Sections: History, Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Diseases. University of California Riverside
Holick MF. Evolution and function of vitamin D. Recent Results Cancer Res 2003;164:3-28.
Chesney RW. Vitamin D: Can an upper limit be defined? J Nutr 1989;119 (12 Suppl):1825-8.
Hayes CE, Hashold FE, Spach KM, Pederson LB. The immunological functions of the vitamin D endocrine system. Cell Mol Biol 2003;49:277-300.
Suntanning and Modern Lifestyle, Vitamin D, Sunshine Vitamin Sun Cream, suntan lotion, natural sun products '.co.za', SA, za, correct amount of sun exposure is critical to balance Vitamin D production and skin damage caused from over exposure to the sun. Use sun block or Sun tan Lotion when exposed to the sun for more than 15 minutes to prevent skin damage and aging of the skin.KoolaSun Suntan lotion manufacturer and suntan lotion wholesaler