Vitamin D: Transforming Cooked Lobsters Into Cool Cucumbers

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Vitamin D: Transforming Cooked Lobsters Into Cool Cucumbers | Vitality and Wellness

A day at the beach got you looking like a lobster?

Combatting sunburn with high dose vitamin D may leave you feeling cool as a cucumber, according to a new doubleblind placebo-controlled trial. Twenty study participants received 50,000, 100,000 or 200,000 IU of vitamin D or placebo one hour after their inner arm was ‘sunburnt’ by a UV lamp.

When examined 24, 48, 72 hours and 1 week later; those who consumed the highest doses showed less skin inflammation 48 hours post-burn. Participants with the highest blood levels of vitamin D (equivalent to 100 nmol/L) had less skin redness and a spike in gene activity relating to skin repair. This early stage research doesn’t mean we should stop holding onto our hats, but is a pertinent reminder that all the cool kids have healthy vitamin D levels!

Reference: Scott JF, Das LM, Ahsanuddin S, Qiu Y, Binko AM, Traylor ZP, et al. Oral vitamin D rapidly attenuates inflammation from sunburn: an interventional study. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 May 30. DOI: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.04.040.




Greg Newson
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Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Western Medicine Herbalist, Nutritionist, Remedial Massage Therapist and Professional Health & Wellbeing Speaker. Greg has a passion for helping people and has been treating patients in clinical practice since 2002.

Greg is the owner of the Vitality and Wellness Centre, Lismore NSW Australia, a busy Naturopathic Clinic that cares for people suffering with any type of health complaint. He is dedicated in educating people to understand and embrace the enormous potential that natural medicine has on our long-term health and well-being. Greg is able to help people improve their health and offers in-clinic, phone and Skype health consultations as well as Guest Speaking on natural medicine and heath related topics.

Greg Newson's Qualifications: Advance Diploma Human Health Science 2001 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Remedial Massage 2002 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Western Herbal Medicine 2003 (Health Schools Australia), Bachelor Health Science 2005 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Naturopathy 2008 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Functional Nutrition 2008 (Health Schools Australia).

Greg is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)




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