by Linda
(Hope, MI)

I'm 63 and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis & vitamin D deficiency. I also have Seasonal Affective Disorder. I haven't used my "lights" regularly for several years. However, I'm wondering now if full-spectrum lights without the lens over the bulbs would help me get more vitamin D in my system.

I have 8 full-spectrum 4' tubes that have a lens over the fixture, which I understand prevents the UVA and UVB rays to hit my skin.

FYI, I also have very agressive Restless Leg Syndrome. I'm allergic to Requip, so use .25 -.5mg of Klonoppin daily to treat that. Also, if I use the lights too much I feel very aggetated and have more difficulty sleeping.

Thanks for your consideration.


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Don't Know about SAD Lights
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Linda,

Unless your SAD Lights SPECIFICALLY state that they also use the rays that make vitamin d, then you have to assume that they DO NOT make vitamin d.

And even if they do, they MAY also leave IN the harmful rays that cause skin damage- or have harmful EMF's.

Then, as far as your restless leg syndrome is concerned, this is almost ALWAYS one of the Signs of Magnesium Deficiency. Please read my page on the right Magnesium Dosage and follow the instructions there because I guarantee that your magnesium deficiency is going to get worse once you start increasing your vitamin d levels.

Take a look at my page on Side Effects of Vitamin D to see why that is the case.

But the magnesium isn't going to be absorbed if you happen to also have vitamin b6 deficiency- which could be one of the reasons that you have RLS- and if you already have vitamin d deficiency, SAD and RLD- it's almost a SURE BET that you have multiple other vitamin deficiencies.

So, I would suggest that you ALSO take a HIGH QUALITY multivitamin and mineral supplement with vitamin b6, such as Beyond any Multiple.

BAM also has Vitamin E, which a deficiency can contribute to nighttime Muscle Cramps as well.

Unless you can be 100% sure that your SAD lights produce vitamin d and would be safe for you to use for that purpose, you are better off taking Vitamin D3 Supplements until you get your levels to the optimal range.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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