As long-term exposure to sunlight can lead to sunburn, skin aging and even skin cancer, many people may prefer staying indoors and avoiding sunlight. But do not completely shun the sun. Limited sun exposure has numerous health benefits.
Humans make 90 percent of our vitamin D naturally from sunlight exposure to our skin specifically, from ultraviolet B exposure to the skin, which naturally initiates the conversion of cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D3.
Going out in the sunshine could help keep off the pounds, scientists have claimed. Researchers say moderate exposure to UV rays help release a key chemical which slows the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D is well known for its beneficial role in bone health, but recent research has also found evidence of immune activity. Because vitamin D appears to interact with many different cells within the immune system, deficiencies could leave you ...
You may already know that Vitamin D stimulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium, both essential to maintaining strong and healthy bones and living happily without the fear of fractures.
Researchers from the Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne found that levels of serotonin a neurotransmitter that regulates appetite, sleep, memory, and mood are lower during the winter than the summer.
A little sunshine could be good for your heart. A short, sharp blast from a tanning lamp can cause blood pressure to fall, scientists have found. The results suggest that well-meaning advice to avoid the sun to protect against skin cancer may in f...
In mice with a rodent form of multiple sclerosis (MS), vitamin D appears to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called “sunshine vitamin” may prevent or ea...
Researchers have revealed an important role in aging -particularly eye aging. When most people think of nutrients and eye health, they immediately think "Vitamin A or Beta Carotene." However, new evidence suggests that vitamin D may be more crucial.
Put away those pills that promise better sleep. If you want a more sound slumber, go enjoy the sunshine.