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Summer Sun Protection

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time to squeeze in those fun-filled family vacations before school bells start to ring again. For most of us, vacations mean lots of days filled with sunshine. Many people slather on sunblock to shield their skin from the sun, but most of those lotions contain toxins and chemicals we’d rather not put on our bodies. The great news is, there’s an alternative and natural way to safeguard your skin under the sun. It’s as simple as taking some whole-food supplements.

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The Sun’s Benefits:

The sun, contrary to popular belief, heals the body. It gives us different kinds of light that help us in different ways. Some sunlight makes energy, and some helps us get a tan, protecting our skin. But getting sunburned is bad, so we need to be careful.

You can build up your sun tolerance by gradually increasing melanin with repeated sunlight exposure.  

Melanin acts like solar panels to soak up sunlight. It helps us make vitamin D3, necessary for strong bones, immune system function, and hormone regulation. Sunlight also stimulates the body’s production of melatonin. This is a wonderful antioxidant that fights oxidative stress. Some even think sunlight might help prevent sicknesses.

Our bodies are designed to be healthy and balanced but this requires energy. In the body, energy is created by the mitochondria which is stimulated by light. When we don’t get enough sunlight, we become deficient in the energy the body requires to heal. 

If you live in northern latitudes and are light deficient for a certain amount of the year, you can use red light and UV light therapy devices.


Natural Sun Protection:

The great news is there’s a natural way to safeguard your skin while still getting the sun’s beneficial light. It’s as simple as taking some whole-food supplements.

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Cataplex F: Take three tablets before you hit the sun and three after. If you’ll be in the sun a long time, grab another three during your day.

– Calcium Lactate: Like with Cataplex F, have three tablets before you go in the sun and three after. Again, if your sun time is longer, take another three tablets while you’re out.

– Bilberry (you don’t have to, but it’s a good idea): Take three tablets before you go into the sun.

– OPC Synergy (also optional): Just one capsule before you step out into the sun.


Does it work?

You might be asking yourself, “Can this really work?” I can tell you, it sure does! I haven’t used sunblock in more than 4 years, and I haven’t had a sunburn in just as long. There’s also science that backs this up.

The Science Behind Sun Protection

When sunlight hits our skin, our bodies make vitamin D. This is a super-important vitamin for us. But if you don’t have enough of another vitamin, vitamin F, the process can mess with the calcium levels in your skin. Calcium helps shield our skin from the sun and stops us from getting burned. But, when we’re making vitamin D, some of the calcium can leave our skin and go into our blood. If you take Cataplex F, you get enough vitamin F to make sure all the calcium stays in your skin.

Taking Calcium Lactate gives your skin even more calcium, adding more sun protection. Bilberry and OPC Synergy are packed with healthy things called antioxidants that help keep our skin in tip-top shape. You can find all these cool supplements right in our office or use our account and save while having them shipped right to you.

To quickly order the supplements above, use our FullScript sun protocol.

If you absolutely have to have sunscreen, HERE are a few of our favorite natural options. 

Other Sun Tips IF YOU BURN EASILY... 

1. Get rid of seed oils & processed foods in your diet causing inflammation. 

2. Stop wearing sunglasses. They trick your body into thinking it is night so your body doesn’t protect you from getting burned. 

3. Get grounded in the sun first thing in the morning. This tells your body to produce melanin as well as helps your body absorb the sun’s nutrients. 

4. Time: Limit your time in the sun during the most intense hours of the day. You can either cover up or stay in the shade during peak sun hours. 


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