Vitamin D deficiency: What should diet and supplements look like?
The mission of a varied diet is to cover the daily needs of the most important active ingredients, including providing the optimum amount of vitamin D. Is its deficiency really a serious health problem? What products must be used for the supplement to be effective?
Vitamin D - properties and causes of deficiency
The role of vitamin D in the proper functioning of the body is very important. First, it contributes to the proper absorption/use of calcium and phosphorous from the daily diet. These two minerals are the main components of the mineral mass of skeletons, which at the same time lead to the maintenance of an optimal state of the musculoskeletal system and the
maintenance of proper strength. So vitamin D actually helps reduce the risk of infection and maintain proper calcium levels in the blood, which is why a deficiency often leads to hypocalcemia.
In addition, vitamin D has an effect on:
- healthy teeth
- cell division process
- Regulating normal muscle function
- The proper functioning of the immune system
Vitamin D composition is mainly determined by exposure to sunlight. The natural production of vitamin D in the skin occurs through sunlight. Therefore, vitamin D deficiency is often observed in people who are rarely outdoors (eg due to hospitalization) and who live in climatic regions with little sunlight.
Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency
The consequences of low levels of vitamin D in the daily diet are very serious for health. The effects of deficiency are mainly seen in the context of the musculoskeletal system - a decrease in bone strength increases the risk of bone overload or permanent damage during intense strength and endurance exercise. In addition, a diet deficient in vitamin D weakens the body's immunity and enhances abnormalities caused by infection or the influence of pathogenic microorganisms.
Vitamin D deficiency in relation to diet and supplementation
Certainly, sunbathing and spending plenty of time outdoors in good weather is the best way to solve the problem of vitamin D deficiency. However, it must be remembered that a varied diet can be an equally valuable source of this valuable vitamin. What products should be included in the diet? Fish, seafood (such as eel, herring, and salmon), butter, egg yolks, and cheese.
Supplements that use products manufactured to a high standard are a very good supplement to natural sources of Vitamin D. The Gold-Vit D3 + K2 Sport Edition supplement from Olimp Sport Nutrition can serve as a good example. This is a product that enriches the daily diet with an optimal dose of Vitamins D3 and K2 in convenient capsules (containing a
carrier in the form of MCT oil!) that provide effective support throughout the day. The product was created in a modern research and development center of the pharmaceutical company Olimp Laboratories using high-quality raw materials that have undergone microbiological purity analysis and are optimally selected for daily needs.