Sun exposure is a vital part of a healthy life. As humans, we need sunlight to maintain optimal vitamin D production, low blood pressure, strong bones, and even good mental health. Since sun exposure impacts so many aspects of your wellbeing, it’s worth making it a priority to receive daily sunlight whenever possible.
Here, we’ll discuss the health benefits of daily sun exposure.
Sun Exposure Benefits
Most people know that spending time in the sun is key to your body’s ability to produce vitamin D. However, fewer people understand how healthy levels of vitamin D benefit your health. While it’s possible to get vitamin D from food and supplements, sunlight is a source of this essential vitamin that can’t be ignored.
Getting ample vitamin D from the sun provides numerous health benefits, including:
- Supporting a healthy immune system
- Easing inflammation in the body
- Regulating calcium and maintaining healthy bones
In addition to the benefits provided by vitamin D, UVB ray exposure has mood-boosting benefits, including the ability to reduce depression. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression caused by reduced sun exposure brought about by seasonal changes. Daily sun exposure prevents this type of depression and supports an overall sense of wellbeing.
While sun exposure is undoubtedly critical to staying healthy, damage caused by the sun’s UV rays is a significant concern. Unprotected exposure to UV rays can cause sunburns, over time increasing your risk of premature aging and skin cancer.
So how can you balance a healthy amount of sun exposure with protection against UV-ray damage? CellQuest’s Before and After Sun Gel could be your answer. Despite a very low SPF of 2, this gel optimizes and preserves the body’s natural defense compounds. It’s derived from the musaceas (banana/plantain) plant and can be used before and/or after sun exposure to prevent UV-ray damage while allowing you to reap the health benefits of sunlight.
Visit our website today to learn more about the Before and After Sun Gel, as well as our other products to support greater wellness.