Monday December 16th, 2019
We’ve all noticed how a sunny day can improve our mood and lift our spirits, but did you know there are real scientific reasons as to why you feel lighter when the weather is brighter?
As well the health benefits associated with Vitamin D, exposure to sunlight causes a release of hormones in your brain that act as mood boosters. This includes the hormone serotonin, which is known for having a calming effect that can make you feel more relaxed and focused.
It’s well known that a lack of serotonin can increase the symptoms of anxiety and depression, such as panic attacks. Sufferers of these conditions have a higher chance of having a Vitamin D deficiency than the average person. There is also a particular risk of developing serious depression related to seasonal patterns, or seasonal affective disorder, where a lack of sunshine can have a detrimental effect on your mood.
Sunshine = happiness
Studies have shown that a decrease in serotonin levels often coincides with a lack of sun exposure, which tells us that feeling happier on a sunny day isn’t just a coincidence! Sunlight enters through our eyes and connects to certain areas of the retina, causing the release of serotonin.
An increase in the hormone serotonin can then lead to reduced stress, increased productivity, and an all-round feeling of well-being, and that’s just the benefits for the brain. Other reasons to soak up the sun include the massive benefits Vitamin D provides for bone health, helping skin conditions such as eczema, and surprisingly, cancer prevention.
Managing the sun
All of these benefits come from a moderate amount of sunlight, and here in sunny Australia we are all highly aware of the dangers of getting too much sun. Those with paler skin tones are particularly at risk to the strong UV rays Down Under. Getting sunlight, and by default Vitamin D and serotonin, are vital to our health, so how best to manage the risks of a hot climate correctly?
High SPF sunscreen is vital to enjoying the outdoors, but many of these creams block the skin from absorbing enough Vitamin D. Because of this, we should all be working to get enough of the ‘sunny vitamins’ in other ways.
One important way is to ensure your diet includes foods rich in Vitamin D, such as fish oils and fortified orange juice, but when you have a busy lifestyle this can be hard to manage. This is where our Sunny Pills can be a life saver.
We have created a natural method to increase your cognitive function and concentration, with 100% herbal ingredients with no hidden side-effects or additives. Sunny Pills work as effective brain supplements for students, as well as natural remedies for anxiety and depression as they help you sharpen your focus and sooth your mind.
If you have noticed a lack of energy, an increase in stress, or your busy life makes it hard to get enough time in the sun, take advantage of our knowledge of over 300 years of ancient medicine and try the ThisHerb’s Sunny Pills to help you feel happy and healthy.