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Nov. 2014, ITA Says 'Good Things to Come", Nov. 2014 IST Magazine

Reinvigorated and renewed ... this is how members of the Indoor Tanning Association's Board of Directors feel after their recent meeting. This is good news for tanning salon owners and the industry as a whole! September 23,2014 will go down' in history as the day IT A Board made some bold initiatives. The decisionsmade at that meeting have breathed new. . .  Read More 

Oct. 2014, FDA Answers Class II Questions, ITA Update, IST Magazine

Due to the hardworking efforts of the Indoor Tanning Association, many important questions regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's reclassification of sunlamps and tanning systems have been addressed! Recently, the FDA issued. . . Read More 

May 7, 2013 ITA’s statement on the FDA’s proposal to Reclassify Sunlamp Products

The ITA represents reputable small businesses throughout the U.S.  that already adhere to the highest professional standards including good manufacturing practices. We embrace any label changes that will lead to a better understanding of the potential risks of overexposure and thereby enhance our customers’ safety. However we are concerned that the proposed requirements will burden our members with additional unnecessary governmental costs in an already difficult economic climate.  

We are also concerned that in spite of the fact that the WHO/IARC study of 2009 has been widely discredited by reputable scientists, the FDA consistently references findings in this study as the driving force for reclassification. We look forward to presenting to the FDA an independent analysis of the study which clearly outlines the flaws.

March, 3013 - Vitamin D And High Blood Pressure: Supplement Shown To Ward Off Hypertension In New Study

Daylight savings time has imparted a few extra hours of sunshine . . .

May 3rd/4th Open Board/Industry Leadership Conference/ Capitol Hill Day!

We begin on Tuesday, May 3rd with an ITA board meeting; a PAC fundraiser/reception . . .

Bring Us Sunshine!

Nine out of Ten Brits are Deficient in Vitamin D . . .

Reassessing the Sunshine Vitamin!

Research shows that the benefits of vitamin D go beyond stronger bones . . .

The sun is shinning... and it will help you beat cancer!

Scientists have linked a lack of sunlight to 15 types of cancer. . .

 

ASA, American Suntanning Association

'ASA Moving Forward, Smart Tan Jan. 2015

The American Suntanning Association has come a long way since its inception in December of 2012. In ywo short years, the ASA has grown into a fully staffed salon association with all of the necessary components to move the market forward. With a team of 14 staff, managers and consultnats, the ASA is the indussstry's first . . .  

'ASA Update: Following Your Lead, Dec. 2014 Smart Tan

Since the offical launch of the Amerian Suntanning Association in December of 2012, The ASA has established a multi-faceted plan to move the indoor tanning market forward and has developed an infrastructure consisting of moere than a dozen emloyees and consultants to aggressively implement this plan. The ASA has also taken the lead on . . . 

'The Doctors' ERRS on Staph Infection Claim

A short segment on an episode of the TV program “The Doctors” which aired Wednesday, March 12 attempted to suggest that a 23-year-old woman contracted a MRSA bacterial staph infection from visiting a tanning salon in California.

Professional Indoor Tanning Industry Supports Mayor Bloomberg's Initiative on Increased Oversight and Compliance

Industry seeks to minimize overexposure, supports responsible tanning. The professional indoor tanning salon community supports initial reports of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to increase compliance with New York City rules for professional tanning facilities. The American Suntanning Association – the nation’s largest association of professional suntanning facilities – reached out to the Mayor’s office today to support his initiative . . .

 

More articles on Vitamin D . . .

UV FOUNDATION

What do you lack, probably Vitamin D
 
Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about written-about supplement of the decade. While studies continue to find optimal blood levels and recommended dietary amounts, the fact remains . . .Read More
 
The VITAMIN D Revolution

The world is currently in the midst of the vitamin D revolution. Emerging scientific research has linked low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels to increased risk of many types of chronic diseases including many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, as well as several types of bacterial and viral infections [1]. View PDF . . .

Boning up on the sunshine vitamin

Imagine incorporating an inexpensive, single supplement into your life that forces you to get a little sunshine and promises to strengthen your bones, thwart different forms of cancer, and stave off multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disorders and fight infections. Recent research into the preventive benefits of vitamin D Read MORE . . .

The ABC’s of vitamin D

Almost everyone needs more of the sunshine vitamin single nutrient that keeps bones strong, wards off diabetes, and protects against tuberculosis, cancer, colds, and the flu. Sound too good to be true? View PDF . . .

Oct., 2014 Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds, IST Magazine

Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the 'sunshine vitamin," a new study finds. The research --based on more than 1600 adults over age 65 --found the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia increased Read More . . .

Oct. 2014 New Study, Vitamin D and Sleep Disorders, Smart Tan Magazine

A new study evaluating the effect of nutrient intake and deficiencies on sleep as found that vitamin D relates to sleep maintenance. Research on vitamin D and sleep disorders is scarce and has yet to establish a casual link. The few studies on vitamin D and sleep Read More . . .

 

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE

Guardian of the genome protein found to underlie skin tanning

A protein known as the "master watchman of the genome" for its ability to guard against cancer-causing DNA damage has been found to provide an entirely different level of cancer protection: By prompting the skin to tan in response to ultraviolet light from the sun, it deters the development of melanoma skin cancer, the fastest-increasing form of cancer in the world. Read More . . .

 

VITAMIN D COUNCIL

Dec. 2014, Can Certain Drugs Contribute to Lowe Vitamin D Levels?

A review of various human clinical and epidemiological studies determined that certain medications commonly used by elderly individuals are related to lower vitamin D levels. Read More . . .

Nov. 2014, Vitamin D's Effect on Muscle Strength Through the Body

A recent meta-analysis of controlled trials published in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport suggests that vitamin D supplementation increases both lower and upper limb muscle strength. As you know, Vitamin D's more classic roles in human health Read More . . .

Oct. 2014, Relationship of Vitamin D and Depression Among Elderly . . ., Smart Tan Magazine

A recent study out of Italy found that low vitamin D levels were associated with depression only in elderly women

May 8, 2013 -UV exposure directly lowers blood pressure

According to research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, when UV rays reach the skin, a compound that helps lower blood pressure . . . Read More 

March 7, 2013 - UVB therapy vs supplementation for vitamin D deficiency

A recent Swedish study reports that narrowband UVB therapy may be a more effective treatment . . . Read MORE . . .

February 5, 2013 – Sun exposure may cut arthritis risk in women

According to new research led by Professor Elizabeth Arkema and colleagues from Harvard . . . Read MORE . . .

January 28, 2013 - UK Cancer group supports increased vitamin D through sensible sun exposure

The Vitamin D Society wishes to make Canadians aware of a new innovative Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention program . . .  Read MORE . . .

Low Vitamin D linked to risk of multiple sclerosis

A Swedish study reports that people with high vitamin D blood levels have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) Read MORE . . .

UVB exposure: sunlight and indoor tanning

The human body was designed to receive vitamin D by producing it in response to sunlight exposure – specifically, the UVB band of the Sun's ultraviolet spectrum. Since this is the way Nature intended, it should be considered the method of choice Read MORE . . .

Getting Vitamin D in the Winter

Dr. Cannell: What is the best way to get vitamin D in the winter if you don't want to take pills? Dr. Cannell replies: Until now, either you had to take frequent vacations down south, go to a sun tanning parlor, or buy an ultraviolet light. Recently a better option was introduced on the market by Sperti—a dedicated vitamin D lamp Read MORE . . .

How to get your vitamin D

There are only two ways to receive vitamin D in the amounts necessary for proper health: Ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure and vitamin D supplementation Read MORE . . .

High vitamin D levels protects against sunburn

If you remember from my past newsletters, my daughter Eliza discovered vitamin D's ability to prevent sunburn and my fair-skinned, river-rafting friend confirmed it. My daughter had been taking 5,000 IU per day Read MORE . . .