Sunny vitamin D

Adequate levels of vitamin D are extremely important for our health. Most Europeans are vitamin D-deficient, especially in autumn and winter when UV rays are limited. Research has shown that adequate levels of vitamin D have a very positive effect on our health. Vitamin D:

  • protects the bone, including preventing osteoporosis and rickets
  • reduces the risk of heart disease, including heart attacks and prevents hypertension    
  • preserves our mental health, prevents depression, seasonal changes in mood and improves our overall mood.
  • reduces the risks of common types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer, and possibly prostate and breast cancer.
  • prevents autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • prevents skin diseases, including psoriasis.

Adequate exposure to sunlight (ultraviolet) is extremely important to us. 90% of vitamin D is naturally produced in our skin due to exposure to UVB radiation.

A proper diet satisfies only 10% of our vitamin D intake. In our climate and latitude, especially in autumn and winter seasons,  it is not possible to receive sufficient sunlight, making vitamin D synthesis impossible.
Considering our current way of life, in which a large part of society works in enclosed, artificially lit rooms, you may find that even during the spring and summer seasons it is difficult to maintain an adequate level of vitamin D. This is where tanning salons come in. Don't be afraid to use them. Reasonable usage can only prove beneficial.



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