Vitamin D deficiency

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Vitamin D deficiency

Many people take extra vitamin D in the fall and winter. They do this because we get less vitamin D in the fall and winter. Why is that exactly? How do you get vitamin D and what does vitamin D do for your body? What are the causes of a vitamin D deficiency and what are the symptoms? You can read that and more in this blog!

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The function of vitamin D

Many people know that vitamin D is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth. But did you know that vitamin D also plays a role in maintaining strong and flexible muscles and contributes to your resistance? In addition, vitamin D also contributes to a normal calcium level in the blood. For this reason, it is an important vitamin for our body to maintain optimum health and reason enough to ensure that you produce or consume enough of it.

How do you get vitamin D?

The greatest source of vitamin D is the sun. Through sunlight makes your skin vitamin D. In addition to sunlight, food of animal origin is also a source of vitamin D. Meat and eggs contain vitamin D, among other things. Vitamin D is also found in oily fish, such as herring, salmon and mackerel. Below you will find a specified list with a number of products that contain vitamin D:

  • Eel
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Herring
  • Beef/veal liver.
  • Egg
  • Hamburger
  • Beef steak

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

A vitamin D deficiency can manifest itself in various symptoms, because vitamin D is involved in many processes in the body. Below you will find a number of symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Reduced resistance
  • Bleeding gums
  • Weaker bones
  • Cramps in muscles
  • Pain in joints
  • Muscle strain
  • Vibrations in muscles or jointsen

Causes of vitamin D deficiency

The elderly (60+) and people with dark skin need more minutes of sunshine per day, and the same goes for people who eat plant-based. That is because they consume less food that contains vitamin D. As mentioned, sunlight is the largest source of vitamin D. The human body therefore gets most of its vitamin D from sunlight; however, in autumn and winter it is not possible to get enough vitamin D from sunlight because the sun shines less (brightly). In addition, we are also less often outside in winter compared to spring and summer, which increases the risk of a vitamin D deficiency. For this reason – especially in autumn and winter – supplementation of vitamin D is often recommended.

Goldea Health’s vitamin D is a natural, plant-based vitamin D3 supplement. D3 is the best absorbable form of vitamin D for the body. Our vegan vitamin D3 supplements are extracted purely from moss and are contained in a vegetable softgel. That makes Goldea Health’s Premium Vitamin D3 vegan. The producer in the Netherlands where our vitamin D3 is made meets the highest requirements and guidelines, so that you can trust that you choose quality.

Are you looking for a high-dose vitamin D3 supplement? Then take a look at our Premium Vitamin D3 plus K2. This supplement contains 75 mcg of vitamin D3 and is combined with K2. This is a combination that reinforces each other. The body is a complex machine, one complementing the other. Vitamin D and vitamin K2 need each other to function properly. Research shows that vitamins D3 and K2 are stronger together than alone. Vitamin K2 contributes to the proper course of blood clotting and to the absorption of calcium in the bone tissue. Together, the vitamins are important for the composition of the bones.

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