Vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin. Vitamin D is obtained by exposure of your bare skin to the sun.
A billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency due to the indoor society we live in and also because people are overprotected for the sun; they don’t go out much or put on too much sunscreen.
Vitamin D is actually a hormone and a lot of studies show that vitamin D can prevent certain cancers. The way it works is that vitamin D influences millions of cells in your body that are constantly reproducing. These cells have vitamin D receptors (VDR) and sometimes these cells can mutate and can cause health problems. Vitamin D repairs these bad cells and if it’s impossible to repair that cell, vitamin D can destroy those bad cells so they can’t multiple and spread itself.
The benefits of vitamin D:
- Improves the health of bones and teeth
- Support the health of the immune system
- Prevent certain cancers
- Improves muscle functions
- Decreases risk of autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
Personal Vitamin D Coach
The vitamin D coach notifies you when there is vitamin D consumption available. You can see every day how much vitamin D you are consuming! This is the first personal vitamin D tracker in the world! Besides motivation for safe vitamin D consumption, you can also work on a yearly minimum goal of 200.00 IU of vitamin D.
The amount of vitamin D that you can consume depends on the UVI index and the type of clothing that you wear. You consume vitamin D through your skin and the more skin you show the more vitamin D you consume. It's important to know that you can't consume any vitamin D when you use sunscreen. You can select the type of clothes you wear and the Helios ring tracks and calculates the amount of vitamin D that you are receiving.
You can see per day, week, month and year how much vitamin D you are consuming. At the same time, you don’t want the negative effects of the sun and it warns you for your specific skin type when its time protect you against UV radiation.