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International Day of the Sun — sunlight also illuminates mental health

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The most important star in our universe has always been a subject of study. It's interesting that several Greek philosophers claimed that a new sun rises every day. Today, we know that the sun is one, but it has many uses. It might be enough to say that the sun is the source of light and life to describe the significance of this star, but let's see how exposure to the sun can even affect our mood.

When we go outside on a rainy, gloomy day, we are very likely to meet people dragging both their umbrellas and their legs with equal lack of enthusiasm. Avoiding puddles and drivers who don't know how to avoid them, people hurry home and won't look excessively at passers-by. What's hidden behind this sad scene? If we are to believe the scientists who claim that people are most influenced by the length of the sunny period between sunrise and sunset — then it's quite clear what is missing from the described day.

In order to convey the importance of the sun for our mood, here are some interesting facts about vitamin D:

  • Initially, it was thought that vitamin D only played a role in the mineralization of bones and teeth. However, over time, many benefits were discovered, such as those it has for the cardiovascular system, the immune system, and the brain.
  • Every tissue in the body has receptors for vitamin D, which means that we need it for the body to function normally.
  • Vitamin D is the only vitamin that is a hormone.
  • It stimulates the growth of nerve cells and has a role in preserving memory and executive functions.
  • It activates a gene that regulates the immune system and releases neurotransmitters.

You can best use the healing properties of sunlight if you go outside — grab a pack of Prima Peanuts and find your place under the star that makes us so happy.

Happy International Sun Day!