Lack of any vitamin or nutrient in the body leads to the appearance of pathologies or diseases.
Winter is the period when your body gets fewer vitamins and minerals. Vitamin D is a vitamin that plays an important role in shaping your health, namely:
- regulates the absorption of minerals calcium and phosphorus,
- ensures calcium enters the blood and bones,
- increases immunity and reduces the tendency to colds,
- protects against diabetes and skin diseases,
- participates in the regulation of blood pressure and heart function.
- prevents the appearance of dental caries and gum pathologies,
- improves bone health, helps to cope with osteoporosis,
- helps bones heal after a fracture,
- affects the cells of the intestines, kidneys, and muscles,
- ensures the correct functioning of the thyroid gland,
- normalizes the level of blood clotting.
If your body’s vitamin D levels are too low, your body starts signaling to you. You can understand that your body is deficient in vitamin D if you notice these symptoms frequently:
- loss of appetite,
- increased anxiety,
- dry mouth,
- burning sensation in the throat
- sudden weight loss
- deterioration of vision.
Ignoring these symptoms can harm your bones, muscles, and immunity. Long-term vitamin D deficiency leads to the development of osteoporosis. However, children may suffer from vitamin deficiency more than adults. Deficiency of vitamin D leads to the development of rickets, spinal deformity, growth, and development delay in children.
In addition to sunlight, which helps your body to synthesize the vitamin, you can eat certain foods.
Vitamin D-rich foods:
- red meat,
- dairy products,
- fish, especially sardines and salmon,
- cod liver.