What does Vitamin D do for our bodies?
Vitamin D is vital in order to construct the healthy bone struct in our bodies. At the same time it protect the skin barrier, therefore reducing the effects of aging and lets us be more durable to anxiety and depression by providing support to our mental health. The benefits of vitamin D for our bodies are too much to overlook. The first component of our bones is calcium, this is something that we’ve heard all our lives let it be from our mom or the doctor. No matter how important calcium is, it’s not that easy for calcium to be infused in our bones. If we have vitamin D in our body then it becomes much easier for the calcium to be accepted into the body and infuse itself with our bones. Upon the contact of the sunrays to our skin, thanks to the effect of a form called calciferol our bodies start to be able to produce vitamin D naturally,
However while trying to produce vitamin D in a natural way we might expose our body to the sun excessively and it can result in stains on the skin. When this happens the fat tissue in our body starts taking defensive measures such as stocking the excess vitamin D in order to use it when the need arises.
In order to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sunrays you can use sunscreen, aside from that you can intake vitamin D with a healthy diet and supplements.
What are the symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?
Vitamin D deficiency is especially seen in people who work in closed spaces. Malnutrition and staying in confined spaces at the hours when the sun is healthiest or basically not finding the chance are also other causes for this. In the case of vitamin D deficiency bodyaches, fatigue, having a hard time walking, aching in the bones, hair loss, headaches, depression, insomnia, dark circles below the eyes, sweating, getting cold all the time, having a hard time losing weight and moodiness can be observed.
What happens in the case of excess Vitamin D being taken into the body?
If the things we do to stay healthy aren’t directly coming as a recommendation from a professional it can lead to bigger health issues. Having a sensible diet and exercising consistently will be more beneficial for your physical and mental health. If there is excess vitamin D in the body; nausea, vomiting, constipation, weight loss, clouding of the consciousness, confusion, arrhythmia and renal illnesses may present themselves. It should also be pointed out that in the case of excess vitamin D intake which it helps the calcium minerals to be infused in the bones, may lead to calcific periarthritis, high blood pressure, calcium rate rising in the blood and kidney stones. Once again we want to stress the importance of informed usage.
In what types of food can Vitamin D be found in?
Fish: Halibut, carp, tuna, eel, salmon and white fish species.
Vegetables: Carrots, Broccoli.
Fruits: Apple, Grapes, Watermelon, Banana.