Stay Hot & Sweet This Summer with Burn-Free Vitamin D
Summer’s coming and whether you live in the brightest city or the rainiest suburb in Canada, you can’t wait for those opportunities to get outside, shed your thick layers of clothing and feel the sun on your skin while absorbing all that vitamin D.
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But how much do you need, and how should you really be getting it?
What’s assumed to be some kind of magic absorption of the nutrient is actually the sun’s UVB rays turning your skin’s proteins (called 7-DHC) into vitamin D. However, many adults believe they can’t get the “D” if you have sunscreen on to protect you from these rays, so they engage with the sunshine protection-free; this is false.
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, while 10 to 15 minutes unprotected in the sun may give you all the vitamin D you need, any more time than that can have your body shedding the vitamin, in addition to suffering the DNA damage that leads to sunburns and skin cancer.
For those who do lather themselves in sunscreen, you’re still getting the vitamin, just from a lower percentage of rays. For example, even someone wearing SPF 60 can still experience protein-to-vitamin conversion by the remaining 2 to 7% of UVB rays reaching their skin.
Keep in mind, any sun exposure, sunscreen or not, is a risk, and damage from both UVB and UVA can continue to form in your cells long after you’ve gone inside or into the shade.
Luckily for our skin, and our taste buds, there’s a sweet-as-honey way to get our D without the sting and damage of sun exposure: Honibe® Gummie Bees™!
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Created by Prince Edward Island natural health brand Honibe, Vitamin D Gummie Bees contain 1000IU of vitamin D per serving, with 2000 being the daily recommended maximum by health experts. Plus, the #1 ingredient of Gummie Bees is honey — pure and Canadian.
In addition to the natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that come from the Gummie Bees’ natural honey base, Honibe Gummie Bees are vegetarian friendly, additive-free, refined sugar-free and come without common allergens like gluten, dairy and soy — safe and tasty for the whole family.
With no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, you can taste the fresh, sweet local honey every time. What a sweet way to treat your body in any season.
For a free sample of Honibe Vitamin D Gummie Bees, click here.