We all know the benefits of getting vitamin D from exposure to the sun but what we didn’t know is that by letting the sun rays kiss your skin, nitric oxide, a chemical transmitter stored in huge reserves in the skin, gets released to greatly benefit our blood pressure and the cardiovascular system. Is this why British people are more sick than Australians? What about skin cancer? Well, my personal opinion is that, “what gave life to everything we see, can’t be that bad after all”. Maybe it’s too much exposure, time and intensity that we should look into and also using the chemical loaded sunscreen lotions, but that is another topic. Let’s focus now on how good the sun is for you.
In this presentation, Richard Weller, a dermatologist from Edinburgh, explains how he started the research that led to this discovery.