The Forgotten Vitamin D Vitamin

Nowadays, the trend of health awareness is on the rise. Especially eating food and vitamin supplements. Vitamins that most people tend to buy and eat. Usually vitamin C Helps with immunity. B vitamins help with brain and memory. Vitamin E for beautiful skin, but vitamin D is a vitamin that few people will think of. Because I think that staying in the city is already enough from the sun But with most urban lifestyles who often sit and work in the office When exposed to the sun, wear clothing that covers your body. Including using sunscreen As a result, most urban people are unknowingly deficient in vitamin D.

Vitamin D (Vitamin D) or Calcium, Vital, Ergosterol Or it may be called “sunshine vitamin” is a fat soluble vitamin. Our bodies get this vitamin from sunlight or food eaten at each meal because the UV rays from the sun react with skin oils. Contributes to the production of vitamin D which will be absorbed back into the body

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Vitamin D Source

The body can synthesize vitamin D itself under the skin. Stimulated by UVB rays (Ultraviolet B ray) to prevent vitamin D deficiency. Recommend to come out to experience the sun some Especially in the morning sunlight in the diet, it is found more in fish high in fat, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, eggs and milk with added vitamin D. But if we are unable to adjust the lifestyle Eating vitamin D as a supplement (Vitamin D Supplementation) is another option. And for the correct treatment and best results, consult your doctor and check your vitamin D blood level before taking vitamin supplements.

What is vitamin D and what does it do?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Therefore, fatty foods must be used to help vitamin D be absorbed into the small intestine. Vitamin D is essential for the body as well as other vitamins.

There are many different types of vitamin D. But the type that is most important is Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholesterol). Vitamin D3 is a type that the skin synthesizes itself when exposed to UV rays or high amounts of sunlight. Enough Vitamin D, synthesized by UV rays or sunlight, is an effective source of vitamin D. But there is a limit: adequate exposure to UV rays from sunlight is possible when the sun rises at high altitudes.

In most European countries, adequate levels of this vitamin can only be produced during the summer. Therefore, it is the only time of the year when the body is able to produce sufficient levels of this vitamin.

Vitamin D2 is obtained only through food. Generates in certain mushrooms or plants that are exposed to UV rays. Both vitamin D2 and D3 need to be stimulated in the liver and kidneys to be able to work in the body. But before there was a scientific hypothesis that both types of vitamin D were equally potent. But a later study found that Vitamin D3 is more effective in increasing the level of vitamin D in the blood than vitamin D2. 56-87% quite. However, it also depends on the measurement method. Additionally, vitamin D3 is more than three times better stored in adipose tissue than vitamin D2. *

* (Vitamin D3 is stronger than vitamin D2 Human body) Reference: Heaney RP, et al. Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2 in Humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010.

Children and residents of nursing homes or nursing homes Need more vitamin D than adults

Vitamin D plays an important role in the body’s functioning in a number of systems, including:

  • It is important for normal cell division.
  • Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth
  • Contribute to the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.
  • It plays a role in the functioning of the immune system. And muscles

Caution vitamin D

Although vitamin D is essential and has tremendous health benefits. But improper amounts of vitamin D can also have a negative effect on the body.
In adults, the intake of vitamin D should not exceed 20,000 IU / day and in children should not have more than 1,800 IU / day
of vitamin D. Will be dangerous to health such as

  • Itchy skin
  • Accumulation in the liver Cause poisoning
  • Stomach malfunctions
  • It extracts calcium from the bones to apply to the walls of blood vessels, heart, lungs and kidneys.
  • High cholesterol
  • Incontinence
  • It extracts calcium from the bones to apply to the walls of blood vessels, heart, lungs and kidneys.
  • Pregnant women if they get too much vitamin D It can lead to abnormalities in the vascular system and brain .