Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is not strictly a vitamin. It is actually a hormone that affects thousands of our genes, including genes linked to conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Over the last few years sales of vitamin D supplements have skyrocketed, and are now second only to multi-vitamins. But are these supplements really beneficial or do they pose a health risk? And what exactly should we do to avoid vitamin d deficiency during the long cold winters? This lecture tackles these questions, offers you a better alternative to supplements, and shows you how to properly boost your immune system via the vitamin D pathway.
Narrowband UVB Phototherapy Device
I fully endorse and recommend the company Solarc Systems for the purchase of your light therapy device. You can receive a 5% discount on the purchase of any unit as well as a supplemental Vitamin D manual by entering the following code – Markito – at checkout on Solarc’s website. (You must order directly from Solarc).
I discovered Solarc Systems a few years ago as I began learning about light therapy. I quickly exchanged several long emails with the president of the company, Bruce Elliot. As we went back and forth discussing the benefits of UVB-NB phototherapy, it became quickly apparent that the driving force behind his company is the desire to help others. The unit I purchased for my home is the E-Series Master device. It comes with very clear and detailed documentation, and Solarc follows up with each client to make sure that you have all the support that you need. Their devices are Health Canada and US-FDA compliant.
We enjoy and appreciate having the benefits of phototherapy in the comfort of our home, especially during the long Canadian winters.
Nutrition & Exercise Specialist
A few follow-up notes:
- Solarc recommends that, when using phototherapy for vitamin D, it is sensible to exclude areas of the body that have received significant amounts of UV in the person’s life, or areas that were previously sun burned. The device I use comes with an optional face shield, or you can simply stand on a little stool to raise your face above the top of the device.
- Bruce Elliot from Solarc Systems emailed the following: “I concur with your comments on UVB-Narrowband and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). We get consistent excellent patient feedback. Someday I will get Health Canada to add it to the indications for use.”
- Solarc’s UVB light therapy equipment is approved by Health Canada for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and vitamin D deficiency.
- UVB provides photoprotection. People with fair skin are amazed that they no longer burn in the sun as they once did when vacationing down south.
- Bruce says it best: “The dermatology community’s message of ‘zero sun’ is I think an effort to provide one very simple message for the masses; a conceit of sorts that ignores the intelligence of the rest of us. I think it should be replaced with NEVER GET BURNED!”