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Benefits of Morning Sunlight

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Sunburn habit in the morning seems to have started to lose prestige. Not a few people who now choose to wake up in the morning, if must get up early, it's due to leave early to the office and once again can not enjoy basking in the morning sun. The irony seems to be that once the elderly always used to bask in the sun for the growth of the baby, but now the activity is abandoned.

Though a lot of Benefits of morning sun which can be achieved by sunbathing in the morning. The morning sun can kill microbes and bacteria. That's why carpets and mattresses should be dried, even if not washed. Because although not washed, but the sun can kill bacteria that exist on the carpet or mattress. Then it turns out that sunlight can improve mood or mood to be positive. This is one of the easiest ways to get rid of feelings of upset. Sunlight can also overcome insomnia. Basking in the morning sun can also help smooth blood circulation so that the intake of nutrients is not disturbed and health is maintained.

Another morning sunshine benefit from the most commonly sunbathed morning is for bone health. This is because sunlight helps the much needed vitamin D stimulation for bones and teeth. Stimulation of vitamin D is also very needed for babies, so that the morning sun is identical with the baby. In infants, sunlight will also be very helpful to improve the work of the liver so that it can reduce the levels of bilirubin usually experienced by newborns.

As a tropical country, Indonesians should not lack vitamin D. The sun is the main source of ultraviolet beta rays that make up vitamin D so that this vitamin is abundant in the archipelago.

However, the increase in busyness and the number of buildings in big cities makes many children tend to lose the morning sun is efficacious. They have to leave before sunrise to avoid congestion and there is not much more room to play in the home and school environment.

In big cities-especially in the middle-class society-the concerns about environmental safety make their children rarely allowed to play outdoors. On weekends too many children are invited to the mall, especially there is also available play facilities.

Great benefits

In fact, vitamin D efficacy is so amazing. A study in December published in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology says, vitamin D helps reduce the risk of developing autism.

Research in several states of the United States that took place in 2010 in children aged 6-17 years with varying degrees of autism prevalence. In fact, in the heavily ultraviolet beta states, the autism case is only half of the summer-limited states.

It is not surprising that fears of vitamin D deficiency continue to increase, especially in countries not sunlit throughout the year. November even became a month of vitamin D vigilance and various studies were done with surprising results.

Prof Mitch Blair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, last December wrote on BBC News that half the number of children and 90 percent of the adult multiethnic population living in the UK are vitamin D deficient.

Vitamin D deficiency is known to be closely related to the emergence of various health problems in children and adults, such as diabetes, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, and rickets: bone disorders common to poor children in the UK.

In many sun-drenched New Zealand, there is a Massey University studying the child's vitamin D status with funding from the country's Health Research Council. Children 2-4 years old are recruited throughout August and September 2012 to see the correlation of vitamin D sufficiency with respiratory disorders, skin diseases such as eczema, and allergies.

Research in New Zealand is also important to measure the role of sunlight in vitamin D formation because almost all food in the country is still free of fortified vitamin D. Although vitamin D is also found in a number of foods such as fish oil, eggs, and mushrooms, levels only 10 percent of recommendations for adequacy of intake.

Vitamin D is classified as a steroid hormone whose production and metabolism just take place when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays beta. Over the past three decades, vitamin D deficiency is associated with various diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders, autoimmune, and diabetes. However, researchers at Massey University also managed to prove that vitamin D deficiency can trigger insulin resistance resulting in diabetes mellitus type

Efforts to intervene

According to Prof Mitch Blair, efforts to overcome vitamin D deficiency must be done in various ways, ranging from the provision of vitamin D supplements widely and at low prices to fortification of vitamin D in various types of food and beverages.

Prof. Marlena Kruger's research results, still from Massey University, which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Manila, Philippines, during 2007-2008, showed that vitamin D fortification did significantly reduce deficiency.

In this study, female respondents who had menopause were asked to drink fortified milk vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc, while control respondents only took placebo containing serum parathyroid hormone. The vitamin D levels of the respondents were measured before and after the intervention was performed.

As published in the scientific journal Bone volume 46, March 2010, the results showed that women who drink fortified milk reduced vitamin D deficiency. In Indonesian women, deficiency fell from 70 percent to 22 percent and in Philippine women fell from 20 percent to 0 percent. Vitamin D fortified milk, magnesium, and zinc also successfully increase osteocalcin levels in the eighth week from 18 percent to 25 percent. Procollagen type I N-propeptide (PINP) also increased in the eighth week from 15 percent to 21 percent.

Both compounds play a role in bone formation. That is, drinking milk regularly-especially those that have been fortified-helps strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis.

Need to socialize

Therefore, the socialization of the role of vitamin D becomes important. Although Indonesia has sunlight for most of the year, the results above show that there are still many people with vitamin D deficiency, especially women.

So first the community needs to understand the role of vitamin D, its impact when deficiencies, and then ways to get adequate vitamin D. Health workers including health educators, nurses and doctors should understand the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and how to overcome it.

From an early age, children also need to be encouraged to move outdoors. Therefore, the presence of a safe and comfortable open space is essential for the ultraviolet rays of beta to be worthless.


Alzheimer's disease sounds daunting and difficult to handle. But you may never think if enough sufficient vitamin D, you can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

Two new studies found that vitamin D can reduce the risk of women affected by Alzheimer's disease, especially in women in middle age. Those with inadequate vitamin D had a greater risk of cognitive impairment and experienced mental decline faster than those who took enough vitamin D.

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that can be obtained through a variety of foods such as fish, butter, cheese and milk. In addition, the body is also able to make their own vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

The first study chaired by Dr. Yelena Slinin, researchers from the Medical Center in Minneapolis, USA, found that women with vitamin D deficiency were at greater risk of developing cognitive abilities.

Slinin and his team analyzed levels of vitamin levels of 6,257 women involved in Osteopathic Fractures research. The women also had a mental ability test known as Mini-Mental State Examination and / or Trail Making Test Part B.

The researchers found, women with very low levels of vitamin D levels of less than 10 nanograms per milliliter of blood serum greater risk of experiencing faster cognitive impairment. In addition, low vitamin D levels of less than 20 nanograms per milliliter among women with cognitive impairment are associated with a greater risk of mental dementia (dementia).

The second study, chaired by Dr. Cedric Annweiler from Angers University Hospital in France also stated the same thing. After analyzing the data of 489 women who participated in the Epidemiology of Osteoporosis, researchers found that women who consumed enough vitamin D were less susceptible to neurological disease.

The results showed, women with Alzheimer's disease consume vitamin D averaged 50.3 micrograms per week. While women with dementia consume an average of 53.6 micrograms per week, and women without any neurological disease are 59 micrograms per week.

Researchers advise, it is important for you to meet the needs of vitamin D. The ways that can be done include increasing the intake of food sources of vitamin D, taking supplements, to bask in the morning sun.

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