Wednesday, 29 September 2010

vitamin d - why you need sunlight

Sunlight’s good for your skin and critical to your overall health and well-being.
Get enough of it, and you’ll actually reduce your risk for a wide range of cancers. What sunscreens are very good at is blocking UVA rays. Yet even that presents a problem, because your skin needs exposure to UVA rays to make vitamin D.
That’s a huge problem, because vitamin D is a vitally important nutrient that insures healthy function in just about every system in your body.

Vitamin D’s also the most potent cancer fighter in the world. A report came out of a Nebraska university showing that vitamin D has the potential to lower the risk of all cancers in women over 50 by 77 percent. 1 And in a study published in the journal Anticancer Research last October researchers found that sunlight – about 20 minutes a day for fair-skinned people, and two to four times that much for those with dark skin – can reduce the risk of death from 16 types of cancer, in both men and women. Sunscreens rob you of all these health benefits.

3 comments:

. said...

Yes Vitamin D does seem to be important. I live in Australia, which is blessed with lots of sunlight, but the receivd wisdom is that there is a hole in the Ozone layer right above Australia, and so UV is particularly strong here. So incidence of skin cancer is high, and many people have taken to using lots of sun block and protective clothing - and so its easy to become vitamin D deficient. Some people tank up with <a href="http://www.inspiredwellbeing.com/store/blackmores-vitamin-d3-1000iu-60-capsules.html?keyword=vitamin+D>suppliments </a>. I myself had bloods done which indicated I was
D deficient, so I tried to get more sun

Winstrol said...

Very informative! There should be more articles like this one on the web, because people are not aware of vitamin D importance. Very well written, lots of useful information. Greetings and thanks for sharing.

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No doubt sunlight give us a lot of benefits through vitamins yes externally we don't see that benefits but internally it give us healthy and sharp mind.
thanks for sharing