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What is Vitamin D Therapy? (ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy) How can it benefit you?

Ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy is the use of specific wavelengths of the sun’s natural spectrum for the treatment of photo responsive skin disorders such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis (eczema); and for the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency.

UV light produces biological reactions within the skin that lead to clearing of the lesions. UVB is the only waveband of light that produces Vitamin D in human skin.

The best way to determine if phototherapy will work for you is to first get a proper diagnosis from your physician, then take treatments at a phototherapy clinic to be sure it is effective for you.

Vitamin D continues to receive a great deal of attention for other reasons as well. Vitamin D is essential to human health and the immune system, yet many people are deficient, especially those that live in specific locations in the world.

There is increasing evidence that Vitamin D protects against the development of many chronic diseases, including cancer (breast, colorectal, prostate), cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, depression and COVID 19.

Vitamin D is the only vitamin listed in Canada’s Food Guide.

Most people can take supplementation but for those with problems absorbing Vitamin D in the digestive system, caused by conditions such as: Cystic Fibrosis • Kidney/Liver Disease • Bowel Resection Crohn’s Disease • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Lyme Disease phototherapy may be necessary for optimum health.

Vitamin D is often referred to as “the happy hormone”. Research has shown that vitamin D plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Researchers found Vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who were also experiencing anxiety and depression.

Some conditions will experience results in a few weeks, others may take 4-6 months depending on the severity.

You may be able to submit cost of treatments or cost of home unit to your employer health insurance plan with a prescription from a physician. Home units are just as effective.

For more information or to order a unit please see our website