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Vitamin D’s Effect on Teeth

While Vitamin D is important for your body’s overall health, you may not know that it can have an impact on your teeth as well. One of the most important things that Vitamin D does is help your body absorb calcium. Without calcium, we can develop weak or brittle bones which can eventually lead to more dangerous health problems. Since teeth are composed with calcium, they could also become weak and decay without Vitamin D.

Keeping your Vitamin D levels high is the key to a bright and healthy smile. Not only is it crucial for adults but children as well. Someone may believe that since a child will eventually lose their baby teeth, it is not as important to keep them strong but that is not the case. When a child develops weak or damaged teeth, they can gradually get shift and cause damage to the gums and nerves. If a child does not take care of their teeth, it can lead to permanent damage to their mouth as an adult.

While it may seem silly, Vitamin D is actually crucial factor in maintaining a healthy body, smile and life.

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Terms and Conditions

During check out, you will be asked to check the box stating that you have read and agree to the wesbite Terms and Conditions. You can view the full Terms and Conditions by clicking on the orange words ‘Terms and Conditions’. If you are interested in reading these terms before ordering, here they are:

Warranty Information for Sperti Sunlamps
The SPERTI Return Policy is also posted below.

 

Warranty Information

All of our sunlamps and engineered and made in the USA by our Sperti Team, and we take great pride in the technology and quality of our Sperti UV light therapy products. The SPERTI name is famous for Ultraviolet lamps, it is our specialty. Our product is very well built, our factory location ( Kentucky, USA ) allows for rapid solution for any problems that occur.

What Is Covered: 
All parts defective in materials or quality of workmanship.

For How Long:
7 years from date of purchase on the unit, and 1 year on the bulbs.

What We Will Do: 
We will either replace or repair free of charge any defective part.

What We Will Not Do:

Pay shipping or transportation costs. Also, we will not offer refund to persons claiming non-tanning.

What You Must Do: 
Provide dated proof of purchase. (if purchased direct from Sperti.com we will have this info)

How To Get Warranty Services? 
For service please contact our Factory Service Department at: 800-544-3757 (toll free within the USA)
or From outside the USA call: (702) 473-9411
Email to: sales@sperti.com

Mailing Address: 
KBD, Inc., Sperti Sunlamps
7240 W. Azure Drive Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89130

Other Conditions: 
This warranty covers the first purchaser only. This warranty does not cover commercial use.

Return Policy of Sperti Sunlamps, KBD Inc.

If a problem exists with your newly purchased Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp, The Vitamin D Lamp, or Psoriasis Lamp, we will work with you to fix it quickly.

Please read our policy below:

  • You have 60 days from receipt of the product to initiate your request for warranty work.
  • You must contact us toll free at 1-800-544-3757 to receive a Return Authorization before returning your item.
  • Do not return the product without getting authorization.
  • Your return must reach its destination within 15 days from the date of the Return Authorization.
  • Any warranty action requires the product to be returned in its original condition, including original packaging, manufacturer’s containers, documentation, warranty cards, manuals and accessories.
  • All costs related to return shipping must be paid by the customer.
  • When we receive and inspect your returned product, we will refund the invoiced amount minus any original shipping charges.
  • Please remember, it is your responsibility to repack the product completely and properly and arrange for its return.
  • We encourage you to insure your shipment when returning.

Comment: 
Yes, these are expensive sunlamps so naturally shoppers doing their due diligence want to know the answer to: “What if it breaks?” (see above). These well-built sunlamps have only one moving part – the timer dial which is very basic and never breaks. The bulbs are professionally made and won’t lose their seal or break unless dropped, smashed, etc.. These are very reliable sunlamps built to last many years.

LEGAL Information: 
This text below is legal wording that comes ‘built-in’ with the website template, and “Sperti Sunlamps” is automatically inserted throughout the document. It is standard legal stuff about the website and its contents.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

Copyright: The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of SPERTI SUNLAMPS. The collective work includes works that are licensed to SPERTI SUNLAMPS. SPERTI SUNLAMPS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with SPERTI SUNLAMPS or purchasing SPERTI SUNLAMPS products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with SPERTI SUNLAMPS or to purchase SPERTI SUNLAMPS products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by SPERTI SUNLAMPS. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site. Trademarks: All trademarks, service marks and trade names of SPERTI SUNLAMPS used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPERTI SUNLAMPS Warranty Disclaimer: This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SPERTI SUNLAMPS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SPERTI SUNLAMPS does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SPERTI SUNLAMPS does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Limitation of Liability: SPERTI SUNLAMPS shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if SPERTI SUNLAMPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. 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These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by SPERTI SUNLAMPS without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination. Notice SPERTI SUNLAMPS may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to SPERTI SUNLAMPS. Miscellaneous Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of SPERTI SUNLAMPS products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of SPERTI SUNLAMPS products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. SPERTI SUNLAMPS’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. SPERTI SUNLAMPS may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you. Use of Site Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a SPERTI SUNLAMPS or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. 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You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, SPERTI SUNLAMPS is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, SPERTI SUNLAMPS reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to SPERTI SUNLAMPS in its sole discretion. 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Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a malfunction of the neurons in the brain which causes loss of memory and disorientation and unfortunately it eventually leads to death. It is actually the 6th leading cause of death in the US, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. While it is not completely preventable or curable, there are things we can do to help keep our minds healthy for as long as possible.

Work performed in the lab of Mathew Mizwicki, PhD (Assistant Researcher at UCLA) found that vitamin D in the circulatory system may have the power to heal parts of the brain. Based on their findings, vitamin D can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and may even be able to prevent it all together. These discoveries are going to have a huge impact on the future of this disease.

Mathew Mizwicki, PhD did a Grassroots Health webinar where he explained the power of vitamin D and how it could have an impact on Alzheimer’s disease. View the full webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djvE9mhIjUI

 

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Sunlamp Storage

Whether you only need to use your sunlamp during certain months of the year or maybe you’re planning to go away on vacation, it’s important to have a safe place to store your lamp when you aren’t using it. In order to keep your sunlamp just like new, keeping it safe and clean is very important. Here are some helpful tips to insure you are properly caring for your sunlamp.

  1. ALWAYS make sure that the cord is unplugged from the power outlet after each use.
  2. Do not keep the lamp in any wet or damp areas.
  3. Don’t set the lamp up near any heated surfaces or in direct sunlight.
  4. Avoid having the device in any extreme temperatures.
  5. From time to time, use a lightly damp towel or sanitary wipe to clean the outer shell of the device. Make sure you do not get any moisture near the sockets where the bulbs or cord attach.
  6. After use, allow the lamp at least 15 minutes to cool down before putting it away.
  7. Store the lamp in an area that cool and dry.
  8. Cover the lamp with something (towel, sheet, etc.) in order to protect it from dust, bugs or anything else that could get into the sockets and/or wiring.
  9. Make sure to keep the lamp in an area where it won’t get knocked over or damaged.

Following these easy steps will insure that your sunlamp will have a long lifespan. If you have any questions about caring for your sunlamp, you can call our office at: 800-544-3757

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Vitamin D for Depression

While Vitamin D levels can have an impact on many different parts of your body, the mind is one area that can really suffer. Studies have found a link between having low Vitamin D and suffering from depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that most commonly occurs during the winter. While there are many different factors that can cause someone to suffer from SAD, scientists how found that Vitamin D may play a big part.

For many parts of the world, the winter is a time with little sunlight and treacherous weather that causes you to stay indoors everyday. After being trapped inside for days at a time, it can really make a difference with your mental health. When being exposed to the sun, our body reacts in many different ways – not only do we absorb the UV rays through our skin, but the brightness of the sun also has an impact on our brains. Similar to sitting in front of a Bright Light Therapy Box, the brightness of the sun causes the brain to produce serotonin; a chemical that helps give you energy and boosts mood. Along with the Vitamin D that is created from UVB absorption, serotonin can be a great help when dealing with seasonal depression.

It is well known that when we have higher levels of Vitamin D, we tend to have more energy. For someone that is suffering with depression, energy does not come easily. If you are ever feeling down or think you may be battling SAD, make sure to speak with your doctor and get your Vitamin D levels checked.

 

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Who Can Use a Sunlamp

Even though a Sunlamp emits UV rays similar to the sun, that doesn’t mean that everyone should use them. In order to make sure that no one experiences any type of reaction or irritation to the skin, we must be cautious with who uses these lamps.

Age Limit – Per the FDA, it is not recommended to have any one under the age of 18 use a Sperti Sunlamp. Children and teens tend to have more sensitive skin and can burn very easily. Any harm caused at a young age may not show up until later in life. We may not think that sunburns are that big of a deal, but studies have shown that bad sunburns as a child could be an indicator that you have a higher risk of skin cancer as an adult. While the Sperti Sunlamps are perfectly safe for adult use, it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your child’s health.

Skin Tone – Type I skin tone is characterized as: Pale White – Always burns, never tans. For someone that is Skin Type I, you are more at risk for having a reaction to the close distance UV exposure that comes with a Sunlamp. When using a UV emitting product, you need to make sure that your skin is not going to turn red or irritated which is why it is better to just not use the product is this is a likely response for your skin.

With all of the Sperti Sunlamps, we make sure that all of the proper testing and precautions are taken in order to guarantee your safety. It is important to follow the instructions that come with the lamp and ALWAYS wear your protective eyewear when using your Sunlamp.

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Vitamin D’s Effects on Pain

We know that Vitamin D can impact our bones and our overall health but we recently learned that it can also have an impact on the levels of pain we feel. During the D*action Project in 2016, they asked participants to make note of any pain they were in. After the study was completed, they determined that those with higher Vitamin D levels were experiencing less pain.

Participants with Vitamin D levels below 15 ng/ml reported having more pain before the study began. The areas with the highest reported pain were the back and knees. When the project was completed and pain ratings were compared, the study indicated that there was a 16% lower pain rating for those with levels above 75 ng/ml.

16% less pain may not seem like a huge number, but for those battling chronic pain, every little bit can make a difference. It is important to get regular UVB exposure and eat Vitamin D rich foods in order to stay healthy and even lower your levels of pain!

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Vitamin D’s Effects on Skin Cancer

While skin cancer is mostly treatable, it can still be extremely scary. We spend a lot of time doing everything possible to avoid all types of cancer, but what if something simple like getting vitamin D could lower your risk of getting melanoma skin cancer? A recent study found that patients with elevated levels of vitamin D were far less likely to experience this type of skin cancer.

There are two types of non-melanoma skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These account for about 99% of all cases of skin cancer and tend to be very treatable. The other 1% of cases of skin cancer is melanoma. This is the more dangerous of the group because it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body and if not caught and treated quickly it could be fatal.

Contrary to popular belief, all cases of skin cancer are not directly linked to sun exposure. While bad sunburns before the age of 20 could indicate a higher risk of skin cancer, it has recently been noted that high amounts of sun exposure can actually decrease the risk of melanoma skin cancer. Spending a lot of time in the sun can put you at more risk for a non-melanoma skin cancer, but it will also raise your levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is extremely important in order to keep your bones strong and your body healthy, it has also been known to help your body fight off more dangerous cancers like melanoma which can spread to your lymph nodes and organs.

While getting regular exposure to UV is necessary for good health, it is important to make sure that these exposures are done in a safe manner. When going out in the sun for extended periods of time, it is important to use sunscreen to prevent any damage to the skin. Using an at-home Sunlamp is also a great way to get a nice tan or raise your vitamin D levels in a safe and effective way.

 

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Sun Exposure and Skin Types

Getting sun exposure on a regular basis is important for our body’s health but it is important to know your skin and how it is going to react after being outside. There are 6 different skin types that all react differently to sun exposure.

Skin Type I – Pale white – Always burns, never tans

Skin Type II – White to light beige – Burns easily, tans minimally

Skin Type III – Beige – Burns moderately, tans gradually to light brown

Skin Type IV – Light brown – Burns minimally, tans well to moderately brown

Skin Type V – Moderate brown – Rarely burns, tans profusely to dark brown

Skin Type VI – Dark brown or black – Never burns, tans profusely

Darker skin contains more melanin which makes it less likely to get any type of sun burn. Melanin basically acts as a natural sunscreen, so with darker skin it can also be harder to get vitamin D absorption. For someone with skin type 5 or 6, it may be necessary to get higher amounts of UV exposure in order to get your vitamin D levels up.

Wearing sunscreen is very important in order to protect your skin from getting too much UV exposure. Especially for skin types 1-3, spending too much time in the sun can cause painful burns to the skin which can end up causing more serious and long-term damage. Protecting your skin is important in order to prevent things like skin cancer, wrinkles and sun spots.

While sunscreen is extremely important, it is also a good idea to get direct UV exposure to the skin in order to get the vitamin D needed to keep your body healthy. Constantly wearing sunscreen will block all UV rays from your skin which can help protect it but it will also stop your body from absorbing the necessary UVB that gives us vitamin D. It is crucial to find a good balance of bare UV exposure and protected exposure to insure that your body and bones are as strong as can be.

Using a Sunlamp to give you safe UV exposures from the comfort of your own home is a great way to get vitamin D or the tan that you desire. All Sperti Sunlamps have a built in timer so that you can only use them for the recommended amount. After the clinical study and all of the testing that was preformed on these lamps, the recommended exposure times were determined to be the perfect safe and effective amount of exposure (5 minutes for the Vitamin D Lamp and 15 minutes for the Fiji Sun Tanning Lamp). While UV exposure is important, safety should always come first.

 

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Sun Exposure and Cognitive Function

Spending time out in the sun is not only fun, but it also has a great impact on our bodies and lives. As recent study found that people with higher levels of sun exposure on a regular basic tend to have higher cognitive function. Cognitive functions can be defined as: cerebral activities that lead to knowledge, including all means and mechanisms of acquiring information. These functions include reasoning, memory, attention, and language. In order to live the best, most active life possible, we need to have these cognitive functions at their highest ability.

Not only is it important to spend time out in the sun as a child but also as an elder. As we get older, we tend to lose our memory, attention span and ability to reason – these are all directly related to our cognitive functions. Spending time outside during peak sunshine hours (will vary depending on your location) is more important than we thought!