Here is some more great customer feedback about the Caribbean Sun Light Box –
Ordinarily we get a lot of sun here in the high desert southwest, but this winter we had several long stretches of overcast skies, and I could really feel it. Ordered the Caribbean Sun, and it arrived quickly, set up easily and unobtrusively on my desk beside my computer, and worked like a charm. (I felt more cheerful and less gloomy after just one morning’s work at the desk with the light on for ninety minutes.)
I only use it infrequently, as needed – in the morning, when we have overcast skies – and the Caribbean Sun lives up to its name. Two thumbs up.
(Note: I might have ordered the new mini version instead, but it wasn’t yet available; I find this edition is lightweight and portable, taking up very little room on my desktop. Highly recommend.)”
The Caribbean Sun Mini is shining brightly and making people happy. At only 6″ x 4″ this little light box packs a sunny punch! Here is the latest customer review:
“I really didn’t expect any SAD light to work, but the price and size and luminance of this one convinced me to try it or else accept defeat by gloomy winter rainy days. We get 100 inches of rain here, almost all of it when days are short. And it works! It works immediately. It doesn’t radiate cheerfulness, but it makes my immediate surroundings seem like the sun is shining outside the window. When it’s on (I have it hung above my kitchen table, and I use my computer at the table, too), things seem brighter, not only in the sense of being less dark but also emotionally, and that’s what it’s supposed to do, right? I am so glad I bought it! If I continue to feel its good effects, I’m going to get another one for my bedroom (on a timer).”
We just had a great product review that we wanted to share with you.
“If somebody would have told me that sitting in front of this light for 20-30 minutes a day would make as much of a difference as it has in my life, I would have say “You’re CRAZY!” but having used this product for just 3 days, I am a full believer.
My only problem with this product is the stand. It is not very substantial and if you don’t have the stand turned the right way, the light will fall over but it is in no way enough of an annoyance to not purchase this product.
If you’re looking to try out a SAD light, please don’t hesitate to purchase this unit!”
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, exposure to Blue light- using electronics at night is one of the “single biggest contributors to our collective sleep problems” according to Kris Gunnar’s December 2015 article on Sleep. Exposure to blue light suppresses our body’s Melatonin production. Supression of melatonin have been linked to many health issues including: “metabolic syndrome, obesity and cancer, as well as mental disorders like depression”
Simply, the blue light tells the brain that it is daytime, so the body often doesn’t feel tired. Turn off electronics about 2 hours before your bedtime, and PLEASE remove the television from your bedroom. If this isn’t possible for you, try using Blue Blocking Glasses or install F.lux on your electronic devices.
We had a new customer call today to order a Valkee Human Charger. She told me that their family has a history of Seasonal Depression. Her sister recently began using the Human Charger for 15 minutes each day. Our customer said that her sister didn’t used to be able to get out of bed. Now, she can get up and see the kids off to school, and she is feeling so much better! Once she saw the great results her sister was having, she knew that she wanted to get one for herself. We love to help people, and we love it even more when they follow up and let us know what a difference our products are making in their lives!!! We are hearing great things about this new device that delivers light through ear buds and is the size of an MP3 player…amazing.
Several years ago, we sold an American Environmental Product (AEP) light box, called a Port A Sun Blue. They also sold this unit under the name Mighty Mini. It was available with a blue or white bulb. AEP has since gone out of business, and we had a difficult time finding the BLUE replacement bulb. Good News! We have the blue replacement bulb now.
Most of us are aware that we need Vitamin D to stay healthy. Here are some facts:
Your body uses the UV from sunshine to manufacture Vitamin D
Low Vitamin D levels are linked to cancer, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity
CDC studies have found that 25% of the population is Vitamin D deficient
The National Institute of Health references several studies that link improved mood to sunlight exposure
Most research indicates that Vitamin D3 is easier for our bodies to digest than Vitamin D2
Foods high in Vitamin D are: Beef liver, cheese, egg yolks and fatty fish
Dosage recommendations vary widely. The Food and Nutrition Board recommends 600 IU-800 IU daily depending upon age. The Vitamin D Council recommends at least 5,000 IU daily with a tolerable total intake of 10,000 IU per day. The easiest way to navigate the how much is enough/too much is to have a simple blood draw to test your Vitamin D levels. Then work with your doctor to make sure that your body is absorbing the Vitamin D and your levels are where they should be.
Smokers, both active and passive, have a depleted Vitamin D3 level, and female smokers tend to have a lower level than males.
Vitamin D3 boosts your immunity
Vitamin D offers anti-aging benefits in addition to reducing inflammation and preventing high blood pressure