I went back and read the first post - and would tend to disagree with the author's assertion that "until now it was thought that sunlight's only benefit to human health was production of vitamin D, which rises after exposure to the sun." although it is tough to run a search on health benefits of sunlight that doesn't swamp you with vit D results, that's for sure
trisca wrote:Mark, I don't think any lamp exists that doesn't have the risk of skin cancer. I bought a narrow band uvb light because it minimises the chance of skin cancer. c and that limit is reached before your skin changes colour. I don't think much research has been done yet on NO. The other thing the sun is known to be needed for is the regulation of t cells. I don't think much research has been done on that either. And who knows what else the sun gives us. I bought a narrowband uvb lamp in December, I do a minute front and a minute back 4 - 5 times per week. As with everything, I'm not sure if it's doing much for my ms but at very least it does appear to have cured my eczema.
I thought I had this straight. If we're talking wave lengths, I thought uvB was shorter, more energetic, and more likely to burn than uvA which is something like you get from a "black light". Somebody said uvC couldn't affect us because it can't get through the atmosphere, but I bet you can get it from a lamp. It being even higher energy than the other 2, it probably make worse problems. Use caution.What this does is let your skin tolerate a greater dose of the artificial light before burning.
The amount of Nitric Oxide activity that can be gained from food sources is dependent upon the amount of nitrite, nitrate and antioxidants contained in the foods as well as the relative content of L-arginine and L-citrulline. All foods grown in the soil contain nitrate and some nitrite as a result of the nitrogen fixation during their growth cycles. Accumulation of nitrate is subject to factors including genotype, soil conditions, growth conditions (i.e., nitrate uptake, nitrate reductase activity and growth rate) as well as storage and transport conditions. Green leafy vegetables typically are the most rich food source of nitrite and nitrate and their high amount of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and polyphenols help facilitate the formation of Nitric Oxide when they are consumed.
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