There are many benefits to responsible and moderate UV tanning and according to several scientific studies there are strong indications that exposure to UV (sunlight) has more benefits for you and your body than just giving your skin a healthy colour.
Responsible and moderate tanning increases your natural level of Vitamin D, which is produced by the body when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light. Vitamin D is proven to offer protection against Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD) and according to scientists reduces the risk of developing Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Vitamin D, which is being produced during a tanning session, helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium strengthens your teeth and bones and helps to reduce your risk of osteoporosis and needless fractures.
Tanned skin is the body's own protection mechanism to limit the risk of over exposure of the sun during the summer months when the intensity of UVA and UVB are at their most intense.
Responsible tanning can be used as anti-depressive therapy since it increases the feeling of well-being. It boosts serotonin levels which is the body's happy hormone. The warmth also relaxes the body and mind and therefore is an excellent tool against stress and exhaustion.
Higher levels of serotonin in your body not only makes you feel happy, but it also suppresses the appetite, so will usually eat less after a sunbed session.
Responsible tanning stimulates the production of white blood cells that fight bacteria and viruses, which causes the immune system to improve significantly.
Responsible tanning makes muscles more flexible and eases stiffness. It works as a pain reliever in the case of rheumatism and muscular pain.