Light, Nutrition, and Health

Nutritional Supplements

Do you invest in healthy foods and/or nutritional supplements to keep yourself as healthy as possible?

If so, it's important to understand that you're throwing away much of the investment if you don't have adequate exposure to TRUE full spectrum lighting.

If you're spending $500 per month on food and supplements for yourself, and you're losing just 10% of the available nutrients because of malabsorption ... isn't that like throwing away $50 per month?

If you have regular exposure to sunshine, this is the optimal source of full spectrum lighting. If not, you need regular exposure to the next best thing, and that is a SOLshine lamp -- the truest full spectrum light available indoors.

Our lamps not only OPTIMIZE your body's use of the nutrients you consume through food and supplements, but they provide you with light as a nutrient itself.

Here's what you should understand about light and nutrition:

  • Exposure to true, full spectrum lighting is important to managing our circadian rhythm. If that just sounds like a fancy way of saying it helps you to sleep on time, there's so much more to it than that, including better quality of sleep, which is central to our healing processes. Exposure to light controls hormone release and therefore messaging throughout the body. Many experts consider circadian management as important as diet when it comes to staying healthy.

  • Exposure to light -- especially infrared light -- helps to structure water in the body, as shown by Dr. Gerald Pollack of the University of Washington. This in turn helps water to act as a battery in the body, literally powering you. Normally we think of food as providing us with energy, but light plays a major role in this as well.

    Structured Water Helps Power the Body

  • Structured water also appears to play a key role in making blood flow in the body -- also 100% necessary to providing us with both nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. And that oxygen is needed to power us with energy as well.

  • The cells themselves seem to use light (biophotons) in communication, as shown by Dr. Fritz Albert-Popp, who said that our entire metabolism is entirely dependent on light.

  • Enzymes speed up chemical actions in the body, including the metabolism of food and nutrients. "The photomodulation of enzymes involves the activation and inactivation of enzyme reactions by UV and visible light." (PubMed)

  • Exposure to low levels of UVA radiation is necessary to the production of vitamin D. UV radiation has also been used to successfully treat a number of diseases, including rickets, psoriasis, eczema and jaundice. This does not mean that you want to get a UV lamp and shine it on yourself, but emphasizes the importance of a little UV exposure, such as what you would get from appropriate exposure to the sun.


In short, light itself acts as a nutrient, stimulating activity in the body. And it affects our metabolism of the other nutrients we consume. It is CRITICAL to get adequate exposure to the sun each day. And if that's not possible, you need exposure to lights that mimic the sun as closely as possible.

This is where SOLshine lamps excel. Unlike other "full spectrum lamps," which focus on a high "CRI" (Color Rendering Index), we go beyond CRI to include visible light not even counted in CRI.

SOLshine CRI

And we add both near infrared (NIR) and trace UVA to truly bring the sun to you. (UV exposure is just a fracture of what you'd get from the sun; it is safe, but so necessary to biological activity.)

If you're looking to get the most out of the food you eat and the supplements you take, it's time to make sure you're getting complete light. And outside of the sun, SOLshine is the very best you can get.

And unlike supplements, which you have to buy every month, our lights are built to last for years. That means are most expensive options still cost you under $20/month if you think about the cost over two years. (And they should last much longer than that.)

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