Why Is Light Important?
Light is one of the most important components of our physical and mental health. Without it, we simply cannot function correctly. Our bodies cannot maintain the production of vitamins, hormones, and other chemicals necessary for health and balance. The only light that can meet all these needs is full spectrum light. Normally, we would receive the proper amount of light to catalyze important chemical reactions via sunlight absorbed during the day. But human beings have moved to an indoor life, where the amount of light can be 500 to 1000 times less that what we’d get outside. We no longer govern our days by the light of the sun, but our bodies are still trying to and in the process, our quality of life suffers.
Sunlight stimulates our brains and help to regulate our hormonal systems. It stimulates our bodies and helps to allow nutrient absorption and vitamin D production. Its lack has been linked to SAD, clinical depression, sleep disorders, tooth decay, suppressed immune function, hair loss, sun damage, cancer, alcoholism, drug abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Without sunlight the delicate system that allows us to keep running on a day-to-day basis is powerfully disrupted. The importance of proper light exposure to our health and happiness simply cannot be overstated. Even in is purest form, evaluated only as energy; light is one of the most powerful components of life on earth. Like water and air, it is a basic key to life.