What’s the difference from indoor tanning and outside tanning in the sun?

ImageWhen you tan at an indoor tanning facility, your skin produces a tan the same way it does when you lay out in the sun: through ultraviolet (UV) light. There is one important difference, though. When you are out in the sun, you cannot control the amount of UV light you are exposed to, because it is affected by changes in the atmosphere. Indoor tanning is one way to regulate the amount of UV light you are exposed to, because it is a controlled environment. You can gradually increase your exposure time to make sure you don’t get sunburn, which is harmful to the skin.

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Vitamin D helps Crohn’s disease

Did you know that Vitamin D levels help those with Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, colon and ileum. A study from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has found Vitamin D has helped the patients overcome fatigue and limited decreasing muscle strength. The patients that received more than 30 ml of Vitamin D reported significantly higher quality of life scores than patients that were taking less than 30 ml. Researchers Tara Raftery said, “ That 24-point increase in quality of life score exceeded the 20-point increase that is considered clinically meaningful to patients and physicians”. 

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