Haven’t we all been craving a little sunshine in our lives?
Spring is here and the pandemic seems to be coming under control, but we aren’t fully into bright and beautiful days yet. Until summer arrives we might need a little extra to help with immunity and mood. That’s where vitamin D comes in, and that’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at Unmarked Wellness to give you the gift of Sunshine with every Brush On Block order of $45 or more during April (or while supplies last), a value of $18.
Sunshine is the supplement developed by Unmarked Wellness to keep your immunity strong and mood balanced. Featuring vitamins D3 and K2, Sunshine (and all Unmarked products) are vegan, made with reduced sugar and taste great. As you probably already know, vitamin D helps with calcium absorption, and boosts your immunity. You may not have known that it also helps regulate your mood and may help fight depression. Sunlight and the resulting vitamin D biosynthesis helps to boost a chemical in your brain called serotonin, giving you more energy and keeping your mood balanced. Doctors sometimes treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other types of depression linked to low levels of serotonin with natural or artificial light.
The most natural source of vitamin D is sunlight but depending on the time of year and your lifestyle, you may not get enough from the sun. Researchers recommend 10-30 minutes of midday sunlight, several days per week, noting that darker skins may require more exposure and lighter skins should be cautious with this amount of exposure. Sunscreen, which you know you should wear every day, complicates things. While sunlight boosts your natural vitamin D production, it also contributes to photo-aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen has not been shown to have a long-term effect on vitamin D levels, but we think the best approach is to get some sunlight while wearing your Brush On Block SPF 30 Mineral Powder Sunscreen and take with a high-quality vitamin D supplement like Sunshine.
There’s a lot to love about Unmarked Wellness. They are a small company who creates their product in an organic-certified and FDA/GMP facility. They source their active ingredients from organic farms and designer bioceutical labs that specialize in whole-plant actives, formulated to optimize absorption.
Unmarked Wellness advises that you take 1–2 gummies with your first meal of the day to optimize metabolism and enhance wellbeing. For best results, ensure optimal daily hydration, drink one ounce of water per pound of body weight.
Sunshine ingredients: sugar, tapioca syrup, pectin, allulose, vitamin d3 (vegan source material), vitamin k2, fractionated coconut oil.