One of the most vital nutrients for Health and Wellbeing
Our bodies were designed to be exposed to the rays of the sun, and our skin and eyes contain all the necessary mechanisms to extract and produce beneficial nutrients from it. The interaction of sun on skin is our human form of photosynthesis. Sunlight in the form of UVB rays touching the skin produces beneficial nutrients that our bodies require. Our skin converts sunbeams into regenerative substances of melanin, sulfur, and vitamin D. The latter influences every cell in our body, and can make or break our mood, energy and general wellbeing.
Since a major entry point of sun energy into our system is through the eyes, it is best not to wear glasses, contacts, or sunglasses during the time we are consciously absorbing its rays. The sunlight carries the full spectrum of rainbow stimulation to our system as it filters through the subtle bodies and is taken in by nervous system receptors in the eyes. These in turn translate this full-spectrum information into optic nerve impulses that conduct it to the various brain centers: pineal, pituitary, and the rest of the endocrine system. Through these systems the sun indirectly energizes and activates our whole organism and regulates body cycles and rhythms.
We have all heard how vital vitamin D is for you health, mood and immunity, the most natural and effective form of vitamin D is the type that we synthesize when our skin is kissed by the sun—without sunscreen. The best time of day to get out and recharge your vitamin D batteries is morning to noon for optimal cellular health while protecting us from radiation damage. The daily dose should be a minimum of 20 minutes, ideally with 80% of our skin exposed (check this post on airbathing).
When we bypass this natural process, either by using sunblock, sunglasses or staying out of the sun entirely, we jeopardize our immune system. Skin is like our solar panel, taking in the sun’s energy, and a lack of sunlight disturbs normal cell growth. Research attributes health issues to low levels of D, including heart disease, osteoporosis, juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and more.Vitamin D is designed to course through the body and facilitate various body functions. It repairs organs, boosts immune function, lowers insulin levels, reduces blood pressure, boosts neuromuscular functioning, and interacts with more than 2,000 genes.
So make a habit of catching the sun´s rays through your skin and eyes, sans sunscreen nor glasses. Try to get that vitamin D flowing through your system for at least 30 minutes every day. You will feel more energised, happy and just plain healthy (the extra tan also helps).