Manufacturer of The Vitamin D Lamp.
The maps above demonstrate the need for Vitamin D supplementation during the Fall & Winter.
4 Ways to Keep Your Vitamin D Levels Up This Winter
Fight the winter blues, diabetes and even cancer by boosting your winter D-fenses.
# 3. Get a Vitamin D Lamp
Can't get much natural light in your life? Try artificial light. Many light therapy boxes have been shown to have a protective effect against seasonal affective disorder. However, most do not actually increase vitamin D levels, Stracks explains. Currently, the only Food and Drug Administration-approved lamp on the market to raise vitamin D levels is the Sperti. It costs $425, but that's cheaper than a cross-continental vacation and can be used every day.
. . . read the full story at US News & World Report - click here.
No to flu, yes to The Vitamin D Lamp!
A study shows that the risk of a flu epidemic occurring can also be influenced by vitamin D levels.
Winter is flu season. This is also due to the fact that viruses multiply best when humidity lies at around 50%, so in winter, heated rooms provide the perfect conditions. Flu vaccinations give some protection, however Norwegian scientists have shown that it is much more important to maintain adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood.
Their study reveals that infection rates and mortality during flu epidemics increase in line with a reduction in sun exposure and the resultant decrease in vitamin D levels. In winter, when sunlight is too weak to synthesize vitamin D, these rates can even increase 20-fold to 600-fold.
This is when moderate use of the KBD VITAMIN D/UV-F can work as an excellent preventive measure. A Norwegian and a Danish study have demonstrated that ultraviolet stimulates vitamin D production via the skin in exactly the same way as natural sunlight.
It is a proven fact that vitamin D boosts the immune system.
1) Asta Juzeniene, Li-Wei Ma, Mateusz Kwitniewski, Georgy A. Polev, Zoya Lagunova, Arne Dahlback, Johan Moan: The seasonality of pandemic and non-pandemic influenzas: the roles of solar radiation and vitamin D, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages e1099–e1105.
2) Johan Moan, Zoya Lagunova, Emanuela Cicarma, Lage Aksnes, Arne Dahlback, William B. Grant and Alina Carmen Porojnicu: Sunbeds as Vitamin D Sources, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2009, 85: 1474–1479.
3) Elisabeth Thieden, Henrik L. Jørgensen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Peter A. Philipsen and Hans Christian Wulf: Sunbed Radiation Provokes Cutaneous Vitamin D Synthesis in Humans— A Randomized Controlled Trial, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2008, 84: 1487–1492
Vitamin D Day
Our colleagues created a very nice website full of Vitamin D information that is useful year-round.
Click here to view the Vitamin D Day website.
Popular Vitamin D News:
65% reduction in cancer risk for all cancers in women by going from a serum level of 20 ng/ml to 40 ng/ml. Read...
Video: 'Does Vitamin D Prevent Cancer' - does Vitamin D prevent cancer? See the interview on YouTube. View it.
Top Nutrition Researchers Challenge Conventional Wisdom With Recommendation for More Sun Exposure. Read...
Commentary: "Sunlight and Vitamin D: Necessary for Public Health" Read...
"Sunlight and Your Health" a lecture about Vitamin D. Interesting history, facts, & more. View it.
Newsletters from Grassroots Health
February 16, 2017 - Top 18 Vitamin D Studies
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has released "The Top 18 Vitamin D Vitamin D Papers in 2015-2016," three of which included authors from GrassrootsHealth. We are pleased to share with you this summary of vitamin D research for the years 2015 and 2016.
February 9, 2017 - Unite to prevent preterm births NOW!
There is enough research, including a major nutrient field trial, confirming vitamin D levels above 40 ng/ml can greatly decrease the risk of preterm birth, setting children up for a healthier life. It is time to initiate a call to action for all pregnant women and educate all pregnant women and OBs about a necessary change to the standard of care.
February 2, 2017 - Omega-3 here we come!
We will be adding an Omega-3 Nutrient Field Trial to our project with D*action early April, 2017. With this measurement as well as the vitamin D serum levels, we can help you find out exactly what's working for you, what combinations and levels of these nutrients.
January 26, 2017 - Racial Disparity in Health
Racial disparity in health is brought up in many public health forums, especially for cities or regions that have a high African American population. Last week's newsletter brought up some points, and we wanted to expand on that information with a webinar from 2013 that is still very relevant today, along with more great information.
January 19, 2017 - Your skin color and vitamin D
Skin color makes a big difference in the amount of vitamin D you get from the sun, which is important to be aware of because, for most people, the majority of vitamin D intake still comes from sun exposure. In this newsletter we discuss statistics that show that many diseases are much more prevalent in those with darker skin. Could vitamin D levels contribute to these discrepancies? Can raising everyone's vitamin D levels eliminate racial disparity and thus reduce negative health outcomes?
You can view all the weekly Newsletters in the Grassroots News Archives - Click here
Are you deficient in Vitamin D?
You can safely test your vitamin D blood level at home and help contribute to valuable research.
Click here to learn more!
Our friends at Grassroots Health have a Vitamin D testing kit available, and they are currently offering you the ability to participate in a national vitamin d research project. Kits are sent directly to your home, and include a finger-prick blood spot test that can be mailed back to Grassroots Health (GRH) for processing. Test kits cost $60 to $70, depending on the subscription you choose.
SAN DIEGO, CA – GrassrootsHealth (GRH) has released a video featuring some of the world’s leading vitamin D experts answering questions about ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ and discussing the benefits of UV light. “It is hoped that this video will reduce some of the confusion about sunshine and vitamin D and help provide a balanced message to the public,” said Carole Baggerly, Executive Director of GrassrootsHealth.
There are two conflicting views on sun exposure. On the one side are dermatologists, skin cancer organizations and public health groups who have been advising the public to stay out of the midday sun, or to use sunscreen, daily, to reduce the risk of skin cancer. On the other side are vitamin D advocates, scientists and doctors who believe that sensible, non-burning sun exposure helps you achieve adequate vitamin D levels, which reduces your risk of a number of serious diseases without increasing your risk of skin cancer.
Click here to view the short version of the YouTube video.
Click here to view the FULL (recommended) video on YouTube.
Sperti is a supporter of The Vitamin D Council.
Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.
Learn more about deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.
Click here for The Vitamin D Council website. (VitaminDCouncil.org)
The Vitamin D Council introduces the Dminder, a Vitamin D Tracking Application for your mobile device.
The Dminder is an app that allows you to check your local outdoor Vitamin D potential.
Available for your iPhone or Android.
Where can I learn more? Go to: http://www.dminder.info
Michael F. Holick, Ph.D, M.D.
The Leading Authority on Vitamin D.
Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics; Director of the General Clinical Research Unit; and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Director of the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Holick's popular books on Vitamin D are available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and more.
We have page dedicated to Dr. Holick within our Sperti website. - click here.
See also Dr. Holick's official website: DrHolick.com
Click here for more advanced scientific data on Vitamin D visit The National Biotechnology Center for Information
Vitamin D Wiki
"The most vitamin D information on the web!"
There is lots of data with regular updates - visit their website - click here!
Some frequently asked questions:
1) Will sitting next to a sunny window indoors boost your Vitamin D levels?
Answer: No, most windows block the UVB rays (shorter wave) that generate Vitamin D naturally.
Details: Common windows allow much of the UVA rays (longer wave) to pass through which makes tanning possible, but there is not Vitamin D generated.
Notes: Some modern construction is using glass that blocks all UV rays. Car windshields are made to block both UVA and UVB.
2) "Can I overdose on Vitamin D from too much sunlight or sunlamp?"
No, the natural ultraviolet light way of getting vitamin d will not do this. Overexposure can cause sunburn, but not vitamin d overdose. Our units all have automatic shut-off timers to help prevent the possibility of sunburn. And with supplements: it's rare, but you can get overdose toxicity with 'supplements' which you can read about online with a simple article search. Also, some have gastrointestinal issues with supplements.
3) How does natural Vitamin D synthesis from UVB rays work?
We have an info page with graphics to explain - click here.
4) Is getting Vitamin D from UVB rays (sunshine or Vitamin D sunlamp) different than taking a supplement pill?
“Not only does sunlight make vitamin D but also beta-endorphin, which makes you feel better,” Dr. Holick tells Newsmax Health. “There’s
also nitric oxide, which can lower blood pressure, and a host of other
substances that you would never get just by taking a supplement.”
exposure can also help regulate circadian rhythm, lower blood pressure,
ease depression, boost the immune system, and even reduce the risk of
certain cancers, notes Dr. Holick, who recommends about five to ten
minutes of unprotected exposure a day. - Source: NewsmaxHealth, by Gary Greenberg.
Click on any of the YouTube Links below featuring our sunlamps.
These videos allow you to get an up-close view so you can better visually inspect the quality of our Sperti sunlamps.
We've also posted video instructions for changing bulbs on YouTube.
YouTube video featuring our Vitamin D Lamp
YouTube video featuring our Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp
YouTube video featuring our Cooper Hewitt PH-36F Psoriasis Lamp
- Click here to view the full report and ANALYSIS of our KBD D/UV-F Vitamin D Lamp.
- Click here to view The Operator's Manual for The Vitamin D Lamp, model D/UV-F.
See also: VitaminDlamps.com
Go to The Vitamin D Lamp info & ordering page - click here.
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