Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent when vitamin D stores are typically low.
Broad-spectrum light therapy includes wavelengths between 280-320 nm which allow the skin to produce vitamin D.
The phototherapy group showed no significant change in depression scale measures.
Do sun lamps give you vitamin D?
A: It’s one way, though we don’t recommend it. Made by Sperti, the fluorescent sunlamp produces high-intensity ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays that trigger vitamin D production in the skin. Regular fluorescent lamps are not of high enough intensity to be useful for this purpose.
Does light therapy give you vitamin D?
FAQ – Vitamin D Light Therapy. We use the Sperti sunlamp that emits high-intensity ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays that trigger vitamin D production in the skin.
Is Vitamin D good for SAD syndrome?
Symptoms of SAD recur every winter and dissipate in spring or early summer. Now, some researchers have targeted an increase in vitamin D as the mechanism for improved mood in people with SAD. Of note, vitamin D is produced in our skin after exposure to sunlight, and there are plenty of vitamin D receptors in the brain.
Are LED lights good for SAD?
LED lighting is improving rapidly. You can install very bright lights for treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD) easily and inexpensively. Common sense says that will be more effective than commercial SAD lights that are much less bright.
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