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Archive October 2010

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Want to know about indoor tanning benefits? Great news! Read on to find about some of the benefits you can enjoy.

Tan in moderation, don't let yourself burn, and enjoy the benefits that indoor tanning has to offer. Yes there are benefits!

Recent studies have shown several health benefits to tanning, which have resulted in some doctors now recommending tanning rather than warning against it.

Indoor tanning beds are an exceptionally good way to get your tan because the UV rays you are exposed to can be controlled. Leaving you to enjoy the benefits. So what are those benefits?

It allows you to get the essential levels of vitamin D that you need. You need UV exposure in order for the body to use the vitamin D you get. Vitamin D is linked with treating and preventing.

• Fibromyalgia • High Blood Pressure • Breast Cancer • Prostate Cancer • Colon Cancer • Depression • SAD • Osteoporosis • Rheumatoid arthritis, and other forms of arthritis • PMS • Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Many doctors now agree that moderate exposure to UV light is good for your health because it is the only way the body can manufacture vitamin D.

How much vitamin D your body makes actually depends on your skin tone. Skin rich in melanin absorbs UV radiation so the darker your skin is the longer the exposure to the sun you will need to get the needed vitamin D.

Our Smart Tan Certified technicians can help you determine the best way for you to achieve your optimal results. Come into Expressions Tanning today!

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Expressions Tanning is taking part in the effort to fund the continuation of research regarding the link between vitamin D deficiency  and an elevated risk of breast cancer. The campaign D-Feat Breast Cancer, is supported by the professional indoor tanning community across North America. Indoor tanners are being asked to donate $1 to $5 to support vitamin-D breast cancer research.

How Vitamin D Prevents Cancer

  • Vitamin D is produced naturally and most effectively when your skin is exposed to UVB in sunlight. That energy starts a chemical reaction in your skin which produces a form of Vitamin D that your bloodstream carries to the rest of your body to be used.
  • For more than a century scientists only knew that low levels of vitamin D were necessary for bone health. Vitamin D helps your body process calcium-the main building block for bones. No one knew that it actually does much more than this.
  • For 50 years scientists have known that most forms of cancer were much less common in sunny areas of the world. But no one knew why.
  • In the late 1990s scientists discovered a new role for vitamin D: It controls and regulates cell growth in most systems in the body. But to perform this function people needed much higher vitamin D levels than had been recommended.
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  • A 2006 paper published in Anticancer Research established that women with higher vitamin D levels are 50-70 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. <p>
  • A 2007 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology reported that women with high sun exposure levels-the most natural and abundant source of vitamin D- had half the risk of developing advanced breast cancer.
  • A 2007 paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that women with high vitamin D levels have up to a 77 percent reduction in the overall cancer risk-including breast cancer.
  • A 2002 paper in Occupational and Environmental Medicine established that women who received regular sun exposure were less likely to die from breast cancer.
"The D-Feat Breast Cancer" campaign will fund the continuation of this research as well as efforts to increase awareness of its importance.