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  • The Low Down on D

    Now that we’ve made our way into Spring, we can expect more and more talk of sunshine- and maybe even the “sunshine vitamin” – Vitamin D.

    It seems almost every month science comes up with a new reason to love Vitamin D. Recently, news reports stated that this sunshine vitamin can keep people of the dark! A new study showed that Vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women aged 40-75. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness that strikes 8 and half million Americans.

    Although your body can produce levels of Vitamin D with sun exposure, researchers found that Vitamin D levels among patients in the study were most affected by the amount of vitamin D they consumed, not by the amount of outdoor exposure they had. This is good news for your health and your skin!
    You don’t need to ditch the sunscreen- which is proven to reduce photoaging. Instead, opt for a healthy diet to boost your D-levels and maintain overall health.

    Some tips for healthy skin from Spring to Summer:
    • Use broad spectrum sun protection- new technology like UV smart booster technology allows for enhanced photoprotection
    • Enjoy breakfast- dairy and whole grains can add a daily D-dose to your diet
    • Green, leafy veggies are a good source of Vitamin D
    • Coldwater fish, like tuna and salmon, are not only great sources of Omega-3’s, they are also rich in Vitamin D

    To read more on Vitamin D visit our Learning Library

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