Empowering Users to Overcome the Hardships of Cold Weather and Vitamin D Deficiencies

For years society has been warned about the dangers of overexposure to sunlight. Only recently has it emerged that underexposure can also lead to serious health problems. SolTech Plus (SolTech+) took a deep dive into this topic and is working with the scientific community on lab and medical research to better understand the importance that the sun plays on health.

Vitamin D deficiency is a global problem on a pandemic level, and research indicates that as much as half of American adults are vitamin D deficient. In Europe, this figure is much higher with an estimated 70% of the population lacking vitamin D. To absorb enough Vitamin D to effectively prevent against serious diseases, people in Northern countries need 5-30 minutes of sunlight on their skin at least a few times a week.

Vitamin D regulates the function of over 200 genes and is essential for growth and development. Deficiency in Vitamin D has been linked to prostate and breast cancer, depression, memory loss and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D has also been associated with helping to alleviate heart disease, diabetes, brittle bones and rickets. Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can double the risk of men developing heart disease.

SolTech Plus, a health technology company based out of New York, is providing an alternative solution to vitamin D deficiency through clothing that absorbs the sun, allowing people to get sun in cold or windy weather. Its patented UVTR technology is a natural alternative to tanning beds or light treatments, and its SolFit collection is already being used in countries with the high rates of Vitamin D deficiency. For more information, visit SolTechApparel.com or contact the research team directly at info@soltechapparel.com.