No, I’m not talking about sunscreen, helpful though that can be in shielding the skin from excess UV light exposure.

Here’s what actually happens when those UV rays hit your skin.

Ultraviolet light interacts with the cholesterol in our skin to create Vitamin D. And we all need more Vitamin D, right? Not always: that high level of Vitamin D production will draw calcium out of your tissue (like skin) and into your bloodstream.

That’s normal: one of Vitamin D’s major jobs in your body is moving calcium out of tissue like the gut into your bloodstream. But if you have too much Vitamin D production, it will pull too much calcium into the bloodstream, leaving the skin unprotected. Ouch!

If we can KEEP calcium in the skin, we can prevent the mechanism that causes sunburn in the first place. Cool. So how can we do that?

Enter our sunny day hero, polyunsaturated fatty acids!

Vitamin D and these particular fatty acids are the two-way street shuttling calcium from tissue (gut, skin, etc) into your blood and back again. Think of it as a calcium cha cha dance: two steps forward, two steps back, and a little shimmy in the middle.

How to put these magic fatty acids to work for you? All you have to do is take a few tablets of a nifty supplement called Cataplex F, full of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The amount you need depends on how long you’re out in the sun. It helps to take a little extra calcium as well.

If you do get a sunburn, you can put some Wheat Germ Oil on that tender pink skin to calm down the burn. It’s also a polyunsaturated fatty acid, so it pulls the calcium back into your skin where you need it, and helps heal your sunburn a whole lot faster.

That’s some skin protection you can count on! And it won’t wash off, either.

Click here for a link to the full Anti-Sunscreen Rx!

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