Promolife carries a variety of sunlamps for tanning, replenishing Vitamin D and relieving Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Vitamin D is extremely important to health. A chemical reaction produces it when you are exposed to the sun. Deficiencies in this crucial vitamin might help explain some cases of breast cancer progression, autism, prostate cancer and other problems. Having plenty of Vitamin D can help increase bone strength and assist in warding off multiple sclerosis, diabetes, some cancers and gum disease.
"Vitamin D is vital in activating human defenses and low levels suffered by around half the world's population may mean their immune systems' killer T cells are poor at fighting infection, scientists said." - Study finds why Vitamin D is crucial, MSNBC
Supplementation can be useful but many mass market vitamins don't absorb well - one of the best sources is the sun. This is why these lamps are so popular. Even if you're only interested in tanning, you can get a dual benefit from better vitamin production. Because a lack of sunshine also causes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a sun lamp can be extra beneficial in lifting your mood as well. Many people report benefits using a sunlamp for depression. They can be used anywhere you can find a power outlet, and they don't have to be used for very long.
Types of emissions
There are two types of emissions created by sunlamps. UV-A rays are called tanning rays and is responsible for darkening the skin pigments. UV-B rays are the wavelengths that help the body stimulate Vitamin D production. Our models emit rays in 70% UV-A (320-400 nanometers) and 30% UV-B (260-320 nanometers). Average bulb life is four years if used ten minutes per day.
The Psoriasis Lamp has a stronger bulb than the Fiji while the Vitamin D Lamp emits more UV-B. Sperti units conform with the 21 CFR 1040.20 sunlamp performance standards. All Sperti Lamps carry a six month manufacturers warranty on the bulb, and a twelve month warranty on the unit. Units shipped and used outside of the USA are not covered under any warranty.
Note: As with any therapy, we recommend consulting your doctor before beginning any new routine. Use sunlamps as directed.