Les effets du soleil sur l'organisme

The effects of the sun on the body

The effects of the sun on the body

We often talk about the negative effects of the sun: sunstroke, premature skin aging, skin cancer… Indeed, they should not be neglected; Applying sunscreen is essential, as is trying to avoid the hours of too much radiation, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

However, sun exposure also has many benefits! 🌞

The benefits of Vitamin D

It acts on the synthesis of vitamin D, which is essential because the body is not able to produce it on its own. It's not called the “sunshine vitamin” for nothing! It is a precursor of vitamin D, pre-vitamin D, which will turn into vitamin D under the action of UVB rays. Exposure to the sun covers 80 to 90% of your vitamin D needs. For the rest, and especially when you have trouble finding sunlight, you can resort to foods that contain it! Like cod liver oil, salmon, tuna ... 🐟

15 minutes a day in the sun, 3 times a week is enough to fill up with vitamin D.

The hands, forearms and face are the parts of the body that allow an optimal synthesis of vitamin D. Interesting to note, dark skin types need to be exposed for a longer time to get the same amount of vitamin D as fair skin : the more pigmented the skin, the more time it takes to manufacture vitamin D.

Beyond that, vitamin D is also good for the growth and strength of bones and teeth. It helps to strengthen the immune system. According to an American study, a vitamin D deficiency would also lead to a higher chance of having a severe form of Covid-19. 70 to 80% of the Western population suffers from vitamin D deficiency. Those most often affected are pregnant women, the elderly, people with dark skin.

The importance of vitamin D on morale

Another undisputed effect of vitamin D is on morale! Sunlight turns into electrical signals that increase levels of dopamine and serotonin, aka pleasure and happiness hormones. This vitamin also allows a better assimilation of magnesium and therefore to fight against stress, anxiety and fatigue (our areas of specialism 😏).

And we are not going to lie to each other, we also love the sun because it makes us more beautiful! The acne seems to disappear, we are tanned due to the rise of melanin on the surface of the skin ...

Where can we find Vitamin D?

Sun exposure therefore has many benefits on the body and the skin. And to make up for our vitamin D deficiency, we decided to slip it into our Good Vibes Gummies! Well done among our 9 other vitamins :)

 

Do you see that smile on your lips?