November 29, 2019
👉🏽SUN EXPOSURE IMPROVES GUT HEALTH.
Have you ever noticed reduced bloating, gas, or digestive issues when you’ve spent the whole day outside or at the beach?
🌞SUNLIGHT ALTERS YOUR GUT BACTERIA:
Sunlight exposure to the skin is associated with a significant change in the beta-diversity of the gut bacteria compared to non-exposure, independent of Vitamin D!
Researchers indicate that UVB-modulated changes in gut microbiota, uncovering the existence of a skin-gut axis that could provide new insights into approaches to managing and improving intestinal health (Bosman et al., 2019).
It is likely that exposure to UVB light somehow alters the immune system in the skin initially, then more systemically, which in turn affects how favorable the intestinal environment is for the different bacteria.
💎SUNLIGHT IMPROVES THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR GUT:
Since sunlight acts a major precursor of Vitamin D for all humans, this can have a direct positive effect on gut health.
Here’s how Vitamin D can improve gut health:
✅Reduces leaky gut/Intestinal Permeability (Tabatabaeizadeh et al., 2018).
✅Reduces inflammation in the gut (Fletcher et al., 2019).
✅Fosters the growth of beneficial bacteria (Waterhouse et al., 2018).
✅Prevents the overgrowth of harmful bacteria such as candida when in excess (Bouzid et al., 2017).
We already know how powerful sunlight is for maintaining radiant health. This just gives us more reasons to get out in nature!
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