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Vitamin D Light Therapy

Immunity and Overall Skin Rejuvenation

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  • 25,000 IU of vitamin D in 4 minutes

  • 38.6% of Canadians are deficient in vitamin D

  • Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a decreased immune system, increased risk of contracting viruses, also vitiligo, eczema, osteoporosis, and sclerosis.

Vitamin D Light Therapy

Also called UVB Phototherapy

Vitamin D therapy is utilized for general health especially for those:

  • that do not get enough sunlight

  • have problems absorbing Vitamin D in the digestive system

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Who should use Vitamin D Light Therapy

Digestive Issues

A Naturally effective source of Vitamin D for general health, and especially 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)

  • Lyme Disease

Coping with these diseases can be enhanced by restoring normal healthy Vitamin D levels.

In addition, “Narrowband” UVB has become the phototherapy treatment of choice for psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema because it delivers the largest amounts of the most beneficial wavelengths of UV light, while minimizing the potentially harmful wavelengths.

What are the Benefits?

UVB improves skin diseases because the immune cells of the skin, overactive in many skin diseases, are shut down by UVR (ultraviolet radiation). Also, there is increasing evidence that Vitamin D protects against the development of many chronic diseases.

UVB Phototherapy can produce the equivalent of up to 25,000 IU of oral Vitamin D.

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Healthy level of Vitamin D

Promotes healthy bones and teeth

Supports immune, brain, and nervous systems health

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Helps regulate insulin levels

Supports lung function and cardiovascular health

Boost Cell Energy

Essential to Human Health

Non Invasive Treatment

Optimum Vitamin D levels boost energy transportation within cells increasing cell proliferation.

Vitamin D protects against the development of many chronic diseases including cancer (breast, colorectal, prostate), cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and many more.

This is a painless, non-surgical procedure, which uses light technology as its core to healing.

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How does it work?

  • The actual UVB Phototherapy treatment lasts a maximum of 6.40 minutes or as low as 2 minutes, depending on your skin type assessment.

  • Stand in front of the light for up to 2 minutes front and back.

  • The overall session time is within 15 minutes.

I have tried all three of the treatments – PEMF/ICR therapy, Plasma-Arc light, and
the Vitamin D light.

Each treatment is very different and works well. The Vitamin D light I felt the
results immediately. It took 4 minutes and by the end of the treatment I was
relax, calm and felt very happy. It was amazing to see that Vitamin D can truly
change your mood and made me feel relaxed and healthy.

The PEMF/ICR therapy is amazing. I suffer from arthritis in both knee and was
finding that I had problems with sports, activities and generally going up and
down the stairs. I rented the mat from Deanna and found that I worked so well
that I purchased one. It helps with a variety of symptoms. Sleep, pain,
rejuvenation, and general well-being.

The Plasma-Arc light I used for my face so far. It reduced wrinkles and dark
sunspots on my face. It’s very relaxing and I saw results in the few times that I
used it.

I feel that L&B Wellness has changed my view regarding staying healthy. Each
treatment has enhanced my life and I will also use the “magic mat” because it has
fixed so many ailments.

Carolyn S.

  • What is Ultraviolet (UV) Phototherapy?
    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. Phototherapy devices create either the short wavelength Ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays or the longer rays of Ultraviolet-A (UVA). 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.
  • How long has Ultraviolet Phototherapy treatment been used?
    Using sunlight or “heliotherapy” to treat skin diseases has been around for over 3,500 years. Modern Phototherapy began when Niels Finsen developed a lamp in 1903 that emitted chemical rays used to treat tuberculosis, this earned him a Nobel Prize. The benefits of UV phototherapy for psoriasis were recognized by the medical community as early as 1925 by a study of the effects of natural sunlight on psoriasis patients. Fluorescent devices to produce UV light for the treatment of psoriasis have been in use for over 60 years and today there is a phototherapy clinic in most cities, usually in a hospital or a dermatologist’s office.
  • Will UVB Phototherapy work for me?
    The best way to determine if UVB Phototherapy will work for you is to first get a proper diagnosis from your physician, and, if warranted, to take treatments at a phototherapy clinic near you to see if it is effective but your response to natural sunlight is usually a good indicator. Does your skin condition get better in the summer? Have you ever deliberately taken sun exposure to improve your skin? Do you take vacations to sunny climates to clear your skin?
  • How often are treatments taken and how long are the treatment times?
    The practitioner will make the assessment with you based on the following criteria's; skin type, the skin condition or deficiency you are treating, stage, and how acute and/or chronic it is. The treatment times will vary based on the above criterias and the duration of the session can be as low as seconds to a maximum of 6 minutes at a time. Below are some additional information on specific conditions: For psoriasis, the initial treatment time is based on the patient’s skin-type (light to dark skin). During the “clearing” phase, treatments are taken 3 to 5 times per week with every second day being ideal for many. After significant clearing is achieved, the “maintenance” phase begins; treatments are taken anywhere from three times per week to not at all, with treatment times reduced accordingly. For vitiligo, treatments are usually taken twice per week, never on consecutive days. Treatment times are usually less than those for psoriasis. For atopic dermatitis (eczema), treatments are usually taken 2 or 3 times per week, never on consecutive days. Treatment times are in between 2 to 6 minutes long. For Vitamin D deficiency, to quickly restore Vitamin D blood levels treatments every second day are ideal for many patients. For ongoing Vitamin D maintenance, UVB doses less than the maximum can be quite effective. We have a strong proponent of low dose UVB-Narrowband phototherapy for Vitamin D and general health.
  • How long does it take to get results?
    Typically, some remission is evident after only a few weeks, while more advanced clearing requires two to six months and sometimes up to a year for the worst cases. Once the skin has significantly cleared (or re-pigmented in the case of vitiligo), treatment times and frequency can usually be reduced.
  • How safe is Ultraviolet Phototherapy?
    However, when only UVB is used and UVA is excluded, many decades of medical use have proven that these are only minor concerns. Indeed, UVB phototherapy is drug-free and safe for children and women that are pregnant. When these relatively minor risks of UVB phototherapy are weighed against the risks of other treatment options, often involving strong prescription drugs or even injections, UVB phototherapy is usually found to be the best treatment option, or at least the treatment option that should be tried after topical drugs such as steroids and dovonex have proven minimally effective. and the skin maintained in its healthy condition for many decades. A bonus is that every UVB treatment makes large amounts of Vitamin D in the skin for general health benefits as well.
  • How do humans get Vitamin D?
    Vitamin D can be obtained by humans in six ways: • By exposing bare skin to UVB radiation in natural sunlight, when available. • By exposing bare skin to UVB radiation created by artificial light sources (UVB phototherapy). • By consuming food that naturally contains Vitamin D, such as: eggs, chicken livers, salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, swordfish, and fish oils, such as halibut and cod liver oils. (Note that there are now recommendations to not use cod liver oil because it contains very high amounts of Vitamin A). • By consuming food fortified with Vitamin D: milk (100 IUs per 250 ml glass in Canada), margarine. • By taking oral Vitamin D supplements: Vitamin D tablets. • By taking Vitamin D injections by hypodermic needle or intravenously.
  • Who is at the greatest risk of Vitamin D deficiency?
    Mortality maps for diseases related to Vitamin D show a strong correlation with the amount of environmental ultraviolet B (UVB) available from natural sunlight. Those living at higher latitudes receive less natural UVB and therefore have greater risk. During the winter months, regions such as Canada and Northern Europe receive practically zero UVB. This is because the sun’s rays strike the earth at a shallower angle, geometrically causing the rays to travel a longer path through the earth’s atmosphere and ozone, filtering out nearly all the UVB. Consequently, most people living far away from the equator have the lowest amount of Vitamin D at the end of the winter, after months of depletion. The risk of Vitamin D deficiency is compounded for those with dark skin because their skin pigment acts like a filter, reducing the amount of UVB delivered to the biologically active skin beneath. Black skin can require five to ten times longer UVB exposure to create the same amount of cutaneous (in the skin) Vitamin D as a white person. Other groups with greater risk of Vitamin D deficiency include: all people over the age of 50 because Vitamin D absorption decreases with age, people in religious groups that keep fully clothed for all outdoor activities, and obese people because their excess fat retains their Vitamin D.
  • How much Vitamin D does a person need?
    A human can use 1000 to 3600 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D per day, so there is a need for constant intake to maintain the target concentration. If UVB is not available, the only other options are to get Vitamin D orally, or for the most severe cases, by needle. Food provides only a limited amount of the daily requirement, for example in Canada, milk has only 100 IUs per 250 ml glass. Oral Vitamin D dosing suggestions are seasonal and range from; 400 IU/day for those over 50 years of age per Canada’s Food Guide, 1000 IU/day year-round per the Canadian Cancer Society, and up to 2000 and 4000 IU/day depending on risk factors per other organizations.
  • How is Vitamin D status measured?
    The only method to determine Vitamin D status is by a blood test for precursor Vitamin D known as any of: “25-hydroxy-Vitamin-D” “25(OH)D” “25D” or “Calcidiol”. (IMPORTANT: This is not to be confused with a similarly named test for activated Vitamin D known as any of: “1,25-dihydroxyVitamin-D” “1,25(OH)2D3” “1,25D3” or “Calcitriol”). 25-hydroxy-Vitamin D tests are available in Canada at LifeLabs, but a physician’s requisition is required, and full or partial payment by the patient.
  • How effective is UVB light for Vitamin D production?
    If most of a person’s skin area is exposed to UVB light, and the skin receives enough UVB such that it gets just under the state of mild sunburn, known as “suberythema” or one Minimal Erythema Dose (1 MED), it can produce the equivalent of up to 25,000 IU of oral Vitamin D. However, it is not advisable to regularly take 1 MED because that dose is too close to be burning (erythema), and such a large dose is not necessary if instead regular lower doses are taken; but this does show that getting Vitamin D using UVB light is much more effective than getting Vitamin D through diet or supplements.

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