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The UV Advantage 

There is something about a beautiful day that elevates your mood, relaxes your mind and energizes your body!
Did you know…

  • The body’s main source (80-100%) of Vitamin D is UV Light from the sun. 
  • The brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin on sunny days than cloudy days. 
  • Indoor tanning provides a level of control that cannot be obtained outdoors.
  • You are 80% less likely to sunburn outdoors if you’ve already built up a  base tan.
Here at the brown experience we aim to always provide you with information to help you make safe decisions involving tanning in our salons.  We will continue to provide education and guidance to ensure all of our customers practice responsible indoor and outdoor tanning habits.

No increase risk of skin cancer by modern sunbeds.

In a study of 1101 people (423 melanoma patients, 678 controls), notes the research team led by Prof. Kern M. Clough-Gorr of the Boston University Medical Center in collaboration with other renowned institutions of the United States:

Modern sunbeds increase the risk of developing a non-melanoma. Even frequent use does not increase the risk of skin cancer!
The scientists compared the effects of UV lamps, which were generally used before 1980 (so-called sunlamps) with sunbeds modern type, such as those used for 1980 to date in Germany everywhere. The risk of developing cancer by UV devices to skin cancer was significantly reduced with the development of the tanning bed. Modern sunbeds were and are developed under medical aspects of skin protection and positive health effects. Physicist and dermatologists carry along any significant findings on the UV spectrum to eliminate hazards to the user.It is natural that the dose determines the effect. Any excessive use damages - this applies to everything, can enjoy what one! Properly dosed with modern sunbeds all the natural sun can. The results of the study are not only for the tanning salon friends a positive message, but will also influence the public opinion in the long term.

Vitamin D deficiency is a common health problem of the German population

  • The results of a representative survey in Germany with over 4000 German men and women alert the public!
  • The Robert Koch Institute and the University of Kiel have studied 2267 women and 1763 men and found that a large proportion of the adult population has a vitamin D deficiency. Young and old are equally affected, and already questions are being raised whether the perpetual warnings about the harm UV rays than good.
  • Researchers have primarily identified the older generation as a risk group, it is the attention especially women over 65. But even in younger age groups, in overweight and very slimming subconscious to show vitamin D deficiencies . Some scientists refer to as the sunshine vitamin Vitamin D already, because the sun is this essential vitamin to 90% in the human skin. But what should and must be done now in charge of health care in order to fight the deficits identified? Vitamin D pills have many harmful side effects. From the diet is not necessary to cover also, because who eats just a week at least 10 kg of fish? The sun is shining, at least in winter, too rare. It provides to the tanning bed. With the right advice and a corresponding dose to the skin type can by optimizing the UVB light the sunbed every vitamin D levels. Sun Studios to have more information.
    (Source: Vitamin D status and health correlates among German adults, European Journal of Clinical Nutration, 1-11, 2007)
    Did you know .......  that an overdose of vitamin D is not possible, if it is formed by UV light in the skin. Will create a natural depot from which the body will always get as much as he needs. The rays of modern sunbeds produce vitamin D as accurate as the natural sun does.

    LONDON (Reuters) - A little more sunshine might help you live longer, according to a study published on Monday suggesting that for some people health benefits from the sun outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

    Sunlight spurs the body to produce vitamin D but fear of skin cancer is keeping many people in the shade and depriving them of an important protection from a range of diseases, researchers said.

    "The skin cancer risk is there but the health benefits from some sun exposure is far larger than the risk," said Johan Moan, a researcher at the Institute for Cancer Research in Oslo, who led the study. "What we find is modest sun exposure gives enormous vitamin D benefits."

    A number of studies have found protective effects from higher vitamin D intake for some cancers and ailments such as rickets, osteoporosis and diabetes, Moan said. Certain foods contain vitamin D but the body's main source comes from the sun.

    The researchers calculated that given the same amount of time spent outside, people living just below the equator in Australia produced 3.4 times more vitamin D than people in Britain and 4.8 times more than Scandinavians.

    This means even though rates of internal cancers such as colon cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer rise from north to south, people in the sunnier latitudes were less likely to die from the diseases, the researchers said.

    "The current data provide a further indication of the beneficial role of sun-induced vitamin D for cancer prognosis," said Richard Setlow of the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, who worked on the study.

    Getting more vitamin D -- which helps the body's immune system work properly -- is also critical for people living in places like Scandinavia where long winters and short days during the year limit sun exposure, Moan added.

    In Norway, Moan estimated that doubling the sun exposure for the general population would also double the number of annual skin cancer deaths to about 300 but that 3,000 fewer people would die from other cancers.

    "The benefits could be significant for people in other countries as well," he said in a telephone interview. "I would be surprised if they were different."

    Moan, whose findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, recommended daily sun exposure for about half the time it takes a person to get sunburn.

    Another way to get more vitamin D could be designing sunscreen that blocks long ultraviolet wavelengths that trigger the deadliest forms of skin cancer while letting through short ultraviolet wavelengths that produce the vitamin, the researchers said.

    (Reporting by Michael Kahn, Editing by Will Dunham and Richard Williams)


    06/07/10 - CHANCELLOR SHOULD RECOMMEND SUNBED SESSIONS TO REDUCE BURDEN ON HEALTH BUDGETS

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    The annual cost of disease of vitamin D deficiency to the UK has been put at more than £27bn.¹ UV exposure or sunlight is accepted as the most effective method of manufacturing vitamin D but as the UK’s sunlight isn’t strong enough to enable us to manufacture vitamin D for seven months of the year, responsible sunbed use could provide the answer.

    Gary Lipman, Chairman of The Sunbed Association, said “A few minutes 2-3 times a week on a sunbed has long been known and recommended by international experts as a viable way of securing and maintaining adequate vitamin D levels.

    “Unfortunately, in recent years sunbeds have been an undeserved victim of negative and persistent anti-tanning campaigns. Modern sunbeds can offer sensors to measure UV output according to an individual’s skin type, creating the right balance and session length, to avoid any chance of burning. And, of course, it’s burning whether on a sunbed or in the sun that should be avoided. Moderate UV exposure is essential to good health.”

    Cancer Research UK and other health organisations are preparing to amend their advice on responsible UV exposure, such is the weight of evidence confirming the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic disease. It is estimated that six out of ten adults of working age in the UK are vitamin D deficient.

    “The public is completely confused with the conflicting advice given on UV exposure and it is time that perspective and common sense were factored into the message.” added Lipman. “Much of what has been said about sunbeds is pure spin to create sensationalist headlines and reach targets. Changing the perception about sunbed use will be difficult and a hard pill for many to swallow but the overwhelming evidence suggests that used responsibly with resultant vitamin D benefits, sunbeds could have a significant role to play in saving thousands of lives as well as billions of pounds annually.

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