Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Which affects the growth and strength of bones and teeth.
1. The food. Foods that are high in vitamin D, such as salmon, cooked mackerel. Including in some countries, vitamin D is mixed into foods such as yogurt, orange juice.
2. The sun. The sun to see the state wearing short-sleeved short-sleeved shirt. And then receive at least continuous sunlight for 15 minutes or more, will help in the synthesis of vitamin D3 for the body.
Up to 1 in 3 working-age Thai people are in vitamin D deficiency. Due to the current way of life Who have to wake up early to work indoors Exercise is in the gym and in the fitness area, which makes it less likely to get in the sun. Including applying sunscreen all the time Causes the body to synthesize less vitamin D from sunlight. As the age increases, the food is not given to the 5 groups. Vitamin D from food is also reduced. More easily causing vitamin D deficiency.
If the body lacks vitamin D for a long time, it is likely to cause some bone conditions. Osteoporosis Cartilage in children In addition, the lack of vitamin D Also related to certain diseases such as muscle weakness Many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer, including prostate cancer. In addition, studies have shown that Vitamin D contributes to improving performance In people with osteoarthritis together with vitamin D deficiency Vitamin D also has antioxidant properties or is an antioxidant. Therefore, vitamin D helps slow down the degeneration of the body.
Taking vitamin D in the form of vitamin supplements So is an option For people who are wondering or have vitamin D deficiency However, in case we want to take vitamin supplements Should consult a medical professional. In fact, the vitamin level should be checked first. That much is lacking In order to plan the right vitamin supplementation Because if the body receives more vitamin D than needed For a long time It will adversely affect the body in the long run.
Information provided by: Dr. Nicha Tangpobnong.
Compiled by: Medisci