Back in 1918, during the Spanish flu, doctors tried something new. They moved patients outdoors to catch some sun. Why? They didn’t have many treatment options, and they found that fresh air and sunlight seemed to help.
Now, we know why. Sunlight helps our bodies make Vitamin D. This super vitamin boosts our immune system and helps us fight off viruses and bacteria.
In fact, research today shows that people with high Vitamin D levels – about 50ng/mL in their blood – hardly get sick. It turns out that those Spanish flu doctors were onto something with their sunlight therapy.
Fast forward to now, we understand better than ever how important Vitamin D is for our health. So, next time you’re soaking up some rays, remember – you’re also fueling your body with disease-preventing Vitamin D.