29 percent of adults have low levels of vitamin D between January and March every year and are consequently risking deficiency, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey.
vitamin D is only found in a small number of foods. It’s pretty much impossible to get the recommended 10 micrograms a day from the sun between October and March.
Why do we need vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps control the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. Research suggests a link between very low levels of vitamin D and rickets in children and the bone condition osteomalacia in adults. More recently scientists have started investigating its role in other areas of health.
Signs of vitamin D deficiency are most commonly bone aches and pains and muscle weakness.
Who is most at risk of vitamin D deficiency?
Some people are more at risk of vitamin D deficiency than others. Risk factors include:
* Dark skin pigmentation
* Old age
* Multiple short interval pregnancies
* Overusing sunscreen
* Wearing clothes that cover every part of your body
* Lack of sun exposure.
Medical studies around the world have proven the benefits of Vitamin D in:
* Skin Conditions
* Bone Health
* Organ Health
* Mental Health
* Auto-Immune Diseases
Sunlight is the most effective way for the body to manufacture Vitamin D. Yet in the UK and Ireland, our bodies can only manufacture Vitamin D from exposure to the sun during the months of May to October. Outside of these months, the sun is simply not strong enough.
Vitamin D is essential for good health.
Did you know that excessive exposure to sunlight can be more dangerous?
When people tan outdoors under the sun, they cannot control the amount of UV radiation they get, because of many environmental, physical or personal factors. Some of them are unpredictable, such as the time of the day, season, weather conditions, and proximity of the equator or the ozone layer. Personal factors have to do with differences among individuals.
Sunbeds can be safer compared with uncontrolled sunlight exposure
When coming to Glo & Blo Glam Bar we will have a full consultation with you finding out what your tanning goals are and we will give you the best honest advice for your individual needs and always advise you on the best lotion for your skin as lotions are just as important they go hand in hand with your sunbed session.
Boost your tanning session by up to 40%
by using a lotion
Tanning lotions are really moisturizing for the skin which leads to better magnification of UV light for maximums sunbed tanning results.
Tanning lotions contain many vitamins and nutrients, along with emollient, hydrators, moisturizers and humectants to ensure that your skin will stay healthy and happy when using sunbeds.
Sunbed creams are intended for indoor tanning use only. They offer no protection for outdoor UV tanning.