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.
Vitamin D Day was Nov. 2nd.
Our colleagues created a very nice website full of Vitamin D information.
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
January 11, 2017 - Vitamin D Year of ACTION
Welcome to what is already promising to be a very exciting vitamin D new year. We'll see lots of implementation ACTION, much in part to your participation in this very healthy endeavor.
November 23, 2016 - Sun Aviodance--The Pendulum has Swung Too Far!
We are working hard to help shift the strict recommendation for sun avoidance towards a sun policy of trying to achieve regular, non-burning sun exposure for optimal health. Not avoidance. Let's get back to times when we were allowed to enjoy the sun for what it is - a valuable part of the environment - and our health.
November 16, 2016 - World Prematurity Day is November 17
We need each and every one of you that knows something about vitamin D to help us move forward with the message that we absolutely MUST have a serum level of 40 ng/ml or above, especially in pregnancy. Please use some of the resources in this newsletter to take to your friends, your local institutions, the WORLD to help get people to take action this very day... and, applaud all the great organizations that are already doing so.
November 1, 2016 - Tomorrow is Vitamin D Day
Vitamin D Day (November 2) was created by the Vitamin D Society and is co-sponsored by both GrassrootsHealth and Vitamin D Council. Learn more and help spread the word!
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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