Why getting the right amount of sun is healthier!

Sun+Health Connections

As more and more people take charge of their own health, UVA+B SunFriend® empowers you to reduce skin damage and optimise vitamin D by helping you reach a safer balance of UV exposure.

SunFriend® helps you monitor for daily UV under-exposure, providing these benefits:

Get more Vitamin D
Did you know Vitamin D deficiency is now recognised as a pandemic? Sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. Read more…

Stay awake
Vitamin D may prevent daytime sleepiness. According to research, patients with daytime sleepiness and musculoskeletal pain are likely to have vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency. Read More…

Decrease melanoma mortality risk
Studies show melanoma mortality actually decreases after UV exposure. Melanoma lesions do not predominate sun-exposed skin, which is why sunscreens have proven ineffective in preventing it. Exposure to sunlight, particularly UVB, produces vitamin D in your body, which is protective against melanoma. Read more…

Prevent heart disease and stroke
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh discovered that when sunlight touches your skin, nitric oxide, a powerful blood pressure lowering compound, is released into your bloodstream. Read More…

Boost immune system and brain function
Vitamin D is intimately involved not only in immune system function, but also brain function. It appears that vitamin D has protective effects and immunomodulatory effects in the brain, and is useful in neurodegenerative and neuroimmune diseases, typified by MS. Read more…

Reduce breast cancer risk
Optimised Vitamin D Levels can reduce breast cancer risk by 77% over a 4 year period according to a study published in 2007 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more…

SunFriend® also helps you monitor for daily UV over-exposure:

Prevent Skin Cancer
About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Your SunFriend® will alert you when you have had enough exposure for your skin type, so you know when to cover up or leave the sun. According to the World Health Organisation “one in every three cancers diagnosed worldwide is a skin cancer.