5 Myths About Sunscreen and Why They Are Wrong

Using sunscreen causes vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and the immune system, which makes it an important nutrient for our bodies. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D. However, the amount of sun exposure needed to produce the […]

By |February 28th, 2020|Facts & Myths, Sun Protection, Vitamin D|0 Comments

How Safe is Sunscreen?

Recent media attention has once again brought sunscreen into the spotlight and has people questioning whether it is truly safe for regular use. This comes from a study by the American FDA that ingredients in sunscreen may be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, the fact that sunscreen is absorbed into […]

Are you getting enough vitamin D ?

We are constantly being warned about the dangers of excessive sun exposure and skin cancer – and for good reason. In Australia, skin cancer and melanoma rates are dangerously high due to the high levels of both ultraviolet A (ageing) and ultraviolet B (what burns us).

Paradoxically Australians get most of their Vitamin D through exposure of our skin to the sun and getting the right mix – enough sun exposure to make adequate vitamin D but not enough to get skin cancer – can be a real source of confusion. […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Vitamin D|0 Comments
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