Sunday, November 14, 2010

Planning a vacation? Make it a sunny destination for health.

Tanning beds produce ultraviolet A and B rays. Although they produce the same beneficial ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays as the sun and add a pleasant tone to your skin, it's a well established belief in the health industry that the best source of those beneficial rays is the sun itself, in moderation.

And, taking a vitamin D supplement is not the optimal way to regulate your body’s vitamin D levels.

UVB rays from the sun help your skin to produce up to 80% of the vitamin D in your body.
Your body simply can't make vitamin D without exposure to UVB energy.