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The Sunshine Connection!

Despite what you have been led to believe, the sun offers some amazing benefits to our bodies. Recent studies on Covid19 noted those with low vitamin D levels (especially Asian and black populations) were at a higher risk of contracting it.

Did you know that globally, most people are vitamin D deficient? I wonder why? We spend so much time indoors these days: working, watching TV so people aren't getting natural vitamin D and most people don't supplement.

Vitamin D can be taken orally or through IV, but sun exposure is best. When you use sunblock or wear sun glasses, you block the skin’s natural ability to absorb vitamin D effectively. As long as you are practising good sun hygiene, it’s the best way to get your vitamin D in. You don’t need to spend too much time in the sun (20 minutes is all you need for good absorption). If you are wearing sunscreen, make sure you purchase one that isn’t loaded with chemicals. Our Eminence sunscreens are a healthier alternative as they are organic and safe. The Lilikoi sunscreen is also reef safe.

The vital reason for vitamin D is that it regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function (which is even more important as we need good immunity to fight Covid19) . Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against many diseases. So get out in that beautiful sunshine and let your body reap the benefits!

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