Category Archives: Tanning & Vitamin D Research

Sunbeds are Vitamin D Machines: Sunlight Institute

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The Vitamin D Society of Canada recently issued some VERY important news!

There has been new research on the Vitamin D effects of Tanning Salon Sunbeds and Vitamin D. Tanning salon beds are very and highly effective in raising serum levels of Vitamin D. Those who use them, are able to attain optimal levels during winter. (More than 100 nmol/L). This is great news for Canadians, who receive little to no Vitamin D in winter. Vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of sun exposure, is a major problem for Canadians, which becomes larger each year.

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Can Sunlight Influence Fertility and Sexual Behavior?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Sufficient Vitamin D levels can increase fertility, which is why conception rates are the highest in summer months!

Dr. Anne Clark, assessed Vitamin D levels of about 800 men who were unable to produce pregnancy in their wives. One third of these men had low D levels. After some Vitamin D supplementation, 40 percent of these men impregnated their wives! For those having difficulty getting pregnant, conception may be as easy as a sunny vacation!

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Study finds boosting vitamin D could save 23,000 Canadians lives, $12.5 billion in healthcare spending

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Sunbeds which emit UVB are an effective alternate vitamin D source during winter months, according to a new Canadian study. Participants in the study who used sunbeds emitting UVB rays in the range equivalent to outdoor summer sunshine increased their vitamin D blood levels on average by 42 nmol. Researchers determined Canadian vitamin D levels have actually been dropping since the last time a similar study was carried out in 2010, putting more people at risk of life threatening illnesses. The study found that if Canadians raised their vitamin D blood levels to an optimal 100 nmol/L, it may prevent 23,000 premature deaths and save $12.5B annually in direct health care costs by bringing in policy changes that promote messaging around safe sun exposure.

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Tanning is a Natural Process: Dermatologist

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Dr. Sam Shuster, Professor of Detmatology at Newcastle University states : Saying that ultraviolet light exposure causes skin damage therefore should be avoided is misleading and inaccurate. It would be like saying that since water causes drowning, we should avoid all water. Yes it causes drowning, but our bodies NEED water. Similarly, we need sun exposure; we would die with out it.

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Tanners Have Canada’s Highest Vitamin D Levels

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

According to a study by Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg, People who use sunbeds have the highest vitamin D levels of any group in Canada! Regular sunbed users have mean vitamin D levels of 94 nmol/L — or 38 ng/ml, compared to the Canadian average was around 68 nmol/L — or 27 ng/ml.

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Dermatologists Say Get Some Sun

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dr. Brian Dixon and Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, a pair of Washington, D.C. dermatologists suggest a number of reasons to get some moderate sun exposure every day. Some of the benefits include: healthy hair, improved mood, strong teeth and healthy skin!

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Sunbeds Best ‘D’ Source: Study

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

I’m sure you know how important it is to keep your vitamin D levels up throughout the winter months. However, did you know that indoor tanning produces more vitamin D than any vitamin D pill on the market?

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