Heliotherapy - The Positive Effects Of The Sun


Discover The Positive Effects of the Sun

Nature’s Skin Protection

Unlike some sunscreens, a tan provides reliable, full spectrum UVA and UVB protection from burning that doesn’t rub or sweat off.

Vitamin D, Osteoporosis Prevention

Sunlight and suntanning beds that emit UVB are reliable sources of Vitamin D, which our bodies need to use the calcium we get from our diets.

SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

More than 25 million North American’s suffer with SAD each year. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder caused by sunlight deprivation. Light therapy is the only known cure for SAD.

Psoriasis Treatment

Exposure to UV light is commonly prescribed by doctors to alleviate the unsightly appearance and discomfort of psoriasis. 80% of psoriasis sufferers show improvement with UV light exposure.

Reduce Symptoms of PMS

Exposure to bright light has been found to help alleviate some symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, such as mild depression and mood swings, irritability, physical discomfort and social withdrawal.

Cancer Prevention

Some studies show that risk of certain types of cancers as well as skin cancers can be significantly reduced by regular UV exposure.

Stress Reduction

Stress increases the risk of illness two to four times. Sunlight exposure decreases adrenaline levels and releases endorphins for a feeling of relaxation and well being

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