Tan to Perfection

“Tanning causes skin cancer” - NO PROOF
“You’re burning your insides” – URBAN MYTH
“Avoid Sun Exposure” - DEADLY

We are being lied to from the sunscare dermaterrorists and cosmetic companies who are making 35 billion dollars a year and jeopardizing your health with FALSE and INACCURATE claims about sun and U.V.B exposure.


It’s time to stop demonizing the sun and appreciate the wealth of benefits that sunlight has for human health and for the prevention of many serious chronic diseases


Further reading:



Books on U.V. Light
The UV Advantage by Michael F. Holick

Solar Power for Optimal Health! By Dr. Marc Sorenson

The Healing Sun by Richard Hobday

Sunlight Robbery by Oliver Gilles



Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer strikes over 200,000 women per year in the U.S.  Diet and lifestyle account for most of the population risk for breast cancer.  Using a model that compared many countries in terms of breast cancer mortality and dietary intakes, it was found that countries with the highest consumption of animal products and alcohol and the lowest consumption of fish had five times the risk of breast cancer compared to those countries with intakes at the other ends of the spectrum. 


While a proper diet and exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer, an additional way to reduce the risk is to get plenty of vitamin D.  A recent analysis of the geographic variation of breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. shows the highest rates in the northeast and urban areas, and lowest rates in the south and rural areas. According to this analysis, breast cancer risk could be cut in half by sufficient vitamin D levels.  Dietary sources of vitamin D are insufficient to supply enough vitamin D to be effective in reducing the risk of colon cancer.   Thus, one should try to get adequate vitamin D from the Sun, artificial UVB exposure, or supplements


The Vitamin D Society recommends asking your doctor for an annual blood test to check your vitamin D levels. More important than your daily intake of vitamin D.



Vitamin D is now on the forefront

of cancer prevention


Our aim is to supply you with all the information that has been released over the past few months, so that you may make an educated decision about the indoor tanning process.
Research this year has left no doubt that vitamin D deficiency – which affects an estimated 97 per cent of Canadians in the winter – is nothing less than a Canadian crisis and a worldwide problem.



Billion Dollar Epidemic

Vitamin D deficiency in Canada is a multibillion-dollar contributor to skyrocketing health care costs, according to a soon-to-be published report commissioned by the Vitamin D Society. Dr. William Grant, whose Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center is a leading vitamin D advocacy group worldwide, is the study’s author. Dr. Grant conservatively calculates the cost of vitamin D deficiency on the Canadian health care system to be no less than $9 billion annually, based on established disease risk reduction in individuals with natural vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency is now associated with higher risks of 22 forms of cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, flu and many other disorders.

D is your actual vitamin D blood level, which can be measured with a calcidiol test (also known as a 25-hyrdoxyvitamin D test). Optimal vitamin D blood levels are 50 ng/mL (125 nmol/L), according to The Vitamin D Council.



Tanning Beds Will Produce Vitamin D

Vitamin D production is one of the benefits that has been associated with human exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) emitted in sunlight and by an estimated 90 percent of commercial indoor tanning equipment.

The Canadian indoor tanning industry's position on vitamin D is as follows: The professional indoor tanning industry is in the business of providing cosmetic tans. However, tanning lamps that emit some UVB light – and most of them do – have been shown, by peer-reviewed research, to stimulate vitamin D production in the skin and elevate blood levels of vitamin D in the body. While it is not necessary to develop a tan to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D, and while dietary supplements are an alternative, sun exposure is the body’s natural way to produce vitamin D.


The indoor tanning industry believes that, for those individuals who can develop tans, the cosmetic and vitamin D-related benefits of non-burning exposure to ultraviolet light in appropriate moderation outweigh the easily manageable risks associated with overexposure and sunburn.





Is the area’s ONLY salon that is members of The Smart Tan International Tanning Association, Joint Canadian Tanning Association, The National Tanning Training Institute, The Vitamin D Society and The International Tanning Association.


We believe that the International Smart Tan’s philosophy that moderate tanning for those individuals that can develop a tan is the smartest way to maximize the potential benefits of sun exposure while minimizing the potential risks associated with either too much or too little sunlight.


Our education is ongoing; we are 4 out of 2 dozen people in all of Canada to obtain their “masters” certification in tanning. Our experience and education lead us in the field of U.V. exposure and Vitamin D production in tanning salons. 


While other salons may practice visiting more frequently to obtain your tan (and your money) we strongly argue that exposure 1-2 times a week in a well maintained bed is all one needs to produce a tan and Vitamin D.