Did you know that your conventional sunscreen may be restricting your skins ability to produce vitamin D?
Sunscreens are designed to filter out the suns harmful rays, this includes some of the UVB rays that our body needs to make vitamin D.
Did you know that Humans get 90% of our vitamin D from the sun, that’s why vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin”?
Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) sunlight. This is the most natural way to get vitamin D.
When the sun is low in the sky (eg, outside of summer or before 10am or after 3pm during summer), your skin doesn’t produce much vitamin D – if any.
A good rule of thumb is if your shadow is longer than you are tall, you’re not making much vitamin D.
Solar D Sunscreens provide broad spectrum sun protection whilst permitting some of the sunlight your skin uses naturally to make vitamin D.
Solar D is a true breakthrough in skincare which took our clever scientists years to develop. In fact, Solar D’s vitamin D promoting technology is so unique and revolutionary we are the only sunscreens to ever be granted patents for this technology – a world first!.
As Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, world’s leading authority on vitamin D put it: “Solar D Sunscreen was designed with compositions that optimize sunlight filtering for vitamin D production while helping prevent sunburn.” (see interview here)
Vitamin D deficiency
Due to our modern lifestyles and education, we now produce far less vitamin D from sun exposure than decades ago. We are spending our days indoors, at school, at work, and in cars where sun exposure is reduced dramatically. To add to this, when we go outside we cover our skin with sunscreens which impairs our ability to make vitamin D. These lifestyle changes have caused vitamin D deficiency rates to rise to pandemic proportions globally. With over 1 billion people worldwide and over 40% of Americans are now considered vitaminD deficient.
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is associated with many crippling diseases such as bone & muscle disorders, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), diabetes types 1 & 2, depression, and more than 20 types of cancer including breast, pancreatic, prostate and colon.
If used with other sun protection measures, Solar D Sunscreens may also decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by sun exposure whilst allowing some of the sunlight that your body uses to make vitamin D.
Solar D Sunscreens come in SPF 50 & SPF 30 and are free from unwanted chemicals such as parabens, PABA, oxybenzone, nanoparticles, gluten, fragrance; and from animal testing.
“Small amounts of UV are beneficial for people and essential in the production of vitamin D.” There is a relationship of skin exposure to UVR and the burden of diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency.” The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) http://www.who.int/uv/health/en/
“The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays).” https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/
“Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. With all the medical advances of the century, vitamin D deficiency is still epidemic. Over a billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient or insufficient.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068797
“Sunscreens suppress cutaneous vitamin D3 synthesis.” These results indicate that the sunscreen interferred with the skin’s production of vitamin D3. J Clin Endocrinol Metabolisim 1987 Jun;64(6):1165-8. Matsuoka LT
“Vitamin D deficiency has also greatly increased, since sunblock also prevents vitamin D production in the skin.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip-Slop-Slap