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Is sun exposure good for anything other than vitamin D?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Is sun exposure good for anything other than vitamin D?

Dd74e6399ae697d8603dc9aa74fbafae

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on February 11, 2013
at 07:03 AM

Three Man Tiger is correct, it's the limbic system.

4d87e2c6f6f8c1c7d878cb368e27ba48

on February 11, 2013
at 06:29 AM

I believe he's referring to the Limbic system, often referred to as the "old mammalian brain", more specifically in this case the hypothalamus. It plays a role in controlling homeostasis, circadian rhythm, hunger/thirst, etc.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 11, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Could you elaborate what the "primal brain region" is?

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on February 10, 2013
at 11:48 PM

+1. This this this. UVB rays think Vitamin D3. UVA rays think nitric oxide.

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Getting a tan. relaxing. brightening your day. Telling the time. regulating your circadian rythms.

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:46 PM

How about your mood :)!

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on February 10, 2013
at 06:00 PM

Great information.

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on February 10, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Natural selection of stylish rednecks.

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:11 PM

Melanoma and various skin cancers

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:01 PM

+1 for substantial mood booster. More effective than just a light box too. Get some every morning.

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on February 10, 2013
at 11:48 PM

+1. This this this. UVB rays think Vitamin D3. UVA rays think nitric oxide.

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on February 10, 2013
at 06:00 PM

Great information.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:16 PM

the sun is a mood booster and being out in it causes you to sweat out waste. then you have to drink more water to replace the fluid which helps flush out more waste i would surmise.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on February 10, 2013
at 02:01 PM

+1 for substantial mood booster. More effective than just a light box too. Get some every morning.

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Dd74e6399ae697d8603dc9aa74fbafae

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:41 PM

Some new studies done by the Valkee research team (the company that makes earplugs with lights in them to combat seasonal depression) suggest that we, as well as most other animals, have photosensitive cells in the primal brain region. The interactions are not understood, but there's a lot of different neurotransmitters and chemicals involved including dopamine, serotonin, corticosterone, cykotines and noradrenaline. Changes in GABA and NMDA receptors were also observed. There is undoubtedly more to sunlight than vitamin D! We may not understand it yet, but its existence is unquestionable. If someone want to read the studies, let me know. I'm sure I could find them again.

Dd74e6399ae697d8603dc9aa74fbafae

(695)

on February 11, 2013
at 07:03 AM

Three Man Tiger is correct, it's the limbic system.

4d87e2c6f6f8c1c7d878cb368e27ba48

on February 11, 2013
at 06:29 AM

I believe he's referring to the Limbic system, often referred to as the "old mammalian brain", more specifically in this case the hypothalamus. It plays a role in controlling homeostasis, circadian rhythm, hunger/thirst, etc.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on February 11, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Could you elaborate what the "primal brain region" is?

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4bd4e2fe6a095663f80c69656936e487

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on February 10, 2013
at 03:11 PM

The red and orange frequencies increase cellular energy production, according to Ray Peat, but you could also get that from incandescent lights.

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