Vitamin D is such an essential nutrient that our body needs to perform daily tasks. We need it to maintain strong bones, our muscles need it to move, and helps our immune system fight off infections and viruses. One of the most common ways that our bodies produce vitamin D, is through direct exposure to the sun (exposure through a window indoors will not help stimulate production).
Ensuring your body has enough vitamin D is important as deficiencies can cause osteomalacia, causing bone pain and muscle weakness. Many people with a vitamin D deficiency feel exhausted, weak, and physically & mentally drained.
As the weather is now too cold to spend large amounts of time outside, trying to get the vitamin D our body needs from the sun, can become impossible. Studies claim that vitamin D that tanning beds produce can help stifle abnormal cell growth and formation of blood vessels that feed tumors – helping to prevent forms of cancer. Vitamin D exposure can also help prevent high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, and potentially lung cancer.
Tanning beds work through fluorescent bulbs that emit UVA and UVB rays to tan the skin. UVB rays stimulate the cells in the epidermis, which also helps stimulate vitamin D production in the cells. Using our Gold level UV tanning beds, produce rays that most resemble the sun’s rays – giving you the most vitamin D production. Especially in the winter months, ensuring your skin still has some vitamin D production is important for making sure your body stays healthy.
Plus it’s a great way to warm up and relax in the cold winter months.
If you still have questions about how Beaches can help you prevent vitamin D deficiencies, our tanning consultants can help or give recommendations!