Thanks to UV light, your skin produces vitamin D. This vitamin helps protect your body; a daily dose of UV light strengthens your immune system. Just look at the summer period, when there’s hardly any influenza. Your bones, teeth and molars also become stronger thanks to the production of vitamin D by UV light.
Why is a daily dose of UV light important?
How do I ensure daily vitamin D intake?
Vitamin D is mostly produced by yourself through the UVB portion in the sunlight. Spending half an hour a day outside between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. will suffice. Not in winter, however; the sun is too low in the Netherlands and Belgium during winter. The Sunshower®'s UV function can provide you with sufficient UVB light every day.
Why should you prepare your skin for the summer sun?
By gradually exposing our skin to UV light in a safe way, you better prepare yourself for the summer sun. After this, the skin is used to the sun and is less likely to burn. Through some natural reactions of our skin, our body creates a kind of sunshade over the cell nucleus to absorb the UV light. This prevents the radiation from entering the cell and causing damage
Does light therapy help with chronic skin complaints?
UVB light can have a positive effect on skin conditions such as eczema, vitiligo, psoriasis and sun allergy. Patients treated with light therapy have demonstrated significant improvements. Studies show that treatment is effective for psoriasis patients: their symptoms decreased, their quality of life improved, the amount of steroid ointment used decreased and their vitamin D level increased.
How does UV light relieve pain in rheumatism?
Since we know that vitamin D also plays an important role in the proper functioning of our immune system, also more research is conducted on the combination of vitamin D and the inflammatory forms of rheumatism. After all, it has long been known that inflammatory diseases occur less often closer to the equator. Sunshower® has many users with rheumatism, who experience relief from infrared and UV light.
How do infrared and UV light help in recovering from muscle pain?
Infrared increases the elasticity of muscles and tendons and makes the body more flexible. UV light produces Vitamin D, which improves the movement of muscle fibres, and this in turn causes the muscle to contract. The result? Improved muscle strength, fewer injuries, better sports results and less risk of falling.
How does light help with a winter dip?
Due to the decrease in the number of sunlight hours and the amount of sunlight in the autumn, our body reacts by producing the hormone melatonin. This affects your biological clock, your sleep and sometimes your mood. Light therapy can alleviate your winter depression. Using the UV function in particular can help to boost energy levels and increases vitality.
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