It is difficult to independently identify vitamin D deficiency - it is characterized by rather general symptoms, which in practice can relate to other diseases. In order not to get confused, we asked the endocrinologist and nutritionist to highlight the main signs of vitamin D deficiency - they definitely can not be ignored.
Vitamin D is involved in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body and maintains their balance. It is necessary for the absorption of calcium - a deficiency directly affects the condition of bones, teeth and nails. They become more vulnerable to injury and damage.
One of the most important functions of vitamin D is the production of cathelicidin. It is an antimicrobial peptide that helps the body cope with infections and inflammations. With a deficiency, fighting a cold will be much more difficult.
Scientists for a long time
that the lack of vitamin D affects the mental state of a person and can cause depression. Most often, a feeling of depression and a feeling of constant fatigue occurs in the fall and winter, when there is almost no sunlight and it is impossible to get the vitamin naturally.
Bad mood or emotional upsets caused by a lack of vitamin D often cause overeating and therefore inevitable weight gain.
In addition to taking special vitamins that your doctor will prescribe, you can add foods high in vitamin D to your diet — salmon, sardine tuna, mushrooms and eggs. On a sunny day, try to spend 15-20 minutes on the street with your face and hands open. It is important that after a morning wash some time has passed - there should be a natural fatty film on the face (otherwise there will be no effect).