UV Light May Possess Health Benefits

Is UV light safe? | Are there risks to UV light?

Is UV light
a secret weapon for progress?

UV light is likely necessary for optimal human health and wellness.

Ultraviolet frequencies seem to uniquely spur digestion, hormone production, sync the circadian rhythm, and boost immunity.

UV also improves the gut microbiome separate and apart from the impact of Vitamin D. In fact, Vitamin D supplements do not fully reproduce this effect.

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The 3 Sources

of UV Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

The superior, healthiest source.

Tanning Bed

Tanning Bed

Once-per-week in winter. Be smart.

Home UV Lamps

Home UV Lamps

Most of these are lacking UVA, but theres a solution.

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Option 1:

Sunlight

If you want healthy UV light, here’s your first option.

Sunlight should perhaps always be considered the first choice for therapeutic UV light.

To be most effective and safe, UV light is best accompanied by other healthy spectrums like infrared and red.

Red light is being shown to balance out the potentially harmful effects of UV light, especially when it is received by the skin in the morning: Morning red light even prepares the skin for UV light exposure later in the day (source).

Every Sunny Day

If the sun is out, we need some of it — every single day.

The immune benefits, the circadian optimization, the hormonal boost, and the digestive stimulation are all yours — but not if you don’t get direct sunlight daily.

Bare Skin

Expose as much skin as possible.

Whatever the length of your sun session, more benefits will be provided when more skin exposed.

You can also receive more benefit from less time in the sun, when maximum skin is exposed.

Direct Sun, Not Shade (do not burn)

Always pay attention to the duration of exposure.  

UV tolerance will increase, and that’s a good thing.

Direct sunlight improves the skin’s immune function.

Shade is a great source of “background” light, but you need direct sunlight and its wealth of restorative benefits, too.

Increase Calories, Hydration, Nutrients

Intense light may rev your metabolism — and therefore, increase your need for calories, nutrients, and water.  

This is normal. Extra digestible carbs, in particular, are commonly required for those battling blood sugar issues. The metabolic increase will use up glucose, and can therefore cause blood sugar to drop. This is a good thing, but more food is often needed — especially to prevent a caloric deficit which might deter sleep if unaddressed. Eat enough calories after light!

Vitamin A (carotenes aren’t as good as preformed A for people with chronic illness) may be necessary to balance Vitamin D. Vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin E help restore skin after a good sunbathing session. Food sources are fine for A and C (for healthier people).

Sunlight avoidance is considered a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease.

Patients on dialysis have lower all-cause mortality when they live in regions with higher UV exposure.

There is an inverse relationship between sun-exposure habits and all-cause mortality.

https://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/38/2/1173.full

“Observational data indicate a strong inverse relationship between all-cause mortality and sun exposure.

The introduction of sensible sun exposure recommendations might improve public health.”

https://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/38/2/1173.full

Regular UV exposure from sunlight is essential to health, longevity, and recovery from illness.

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When

to Sunbathe?

Daily sunlight is an essential practice for your health.

Ideally, the body can receive the benefits of sunlight in multiple sessions throughout the day — every single sunny day.

But what time of day is most effective — and safest?

Morning

15-60 Minutes

Get morning light — clothed or on bare skin — while the UV index is low for 15-60 minutes.

Ideal time: Early-to-mid-morning.

UVA : UVB Ratio

10,000:1*

Noon

15 Minutes

Get 15-30 minutes of sunlight — bare skin or clothed — while UVB levels are high. This allows Vitamin D to be produced.

Ideal time: 11:00am-2:00pm.

UVA : UVB Ratio

50:1*

Afternoon

15-60 Minutes

Get afternoon light — clothed or on bare skin — while the UV index is low for 15-60 minutes.

Ideal time: Late afternoon.

UVA : UVB Ratio

10000:1*

*These estimates will vary based on the season, latitude, and altitude. For instance, at the equator, midday sunlight has a UVA:UVB ratio of 20:1 (at sea level).

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The

UV Index

UV intensity varies throughout the day and year.

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