VITAMIN D

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin (soluble in fat) and can therefore be stored in the body.

ROLE:

The main function of vitamin D is facilitate intestinal absorption of calcium that maintain balanced levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood, thus ensuring optimal bone mineralization. Nevertheless, today it is accepted that the role of vitamin D goes beyond that aimed solely at bone health.

Indeed, it also intervenes in the control of many metabolic functions such as blood pressure regulation or maintenance of functional immunity. Studies have also suggested the involvement of this vitamin inhair growth and renewal.

      SOURCES:

      The majority of our vitamin D needs are covered by the vitamin D synthesis from cholesterol by skin cells after exposure to UV rays.

      A small part of our needs (about 20%) is covered via food sources such as cod liver oil, fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), eggs, meats and dairy products.

      ANECDOTE:

      A severe vitamin D deficiency is the cause of two diseases which are rickets in children and osteomalacia ("soft bone") in adults.

      SUPPLEMENT & CONTRAINDICATION:

      The low amount of sunshine in France between October and February does not cover the daily needs of the body. However, due to its fat solubility, vitamin D is a vitamin that can be stored by the body after exposure, during strong periods of sunshine (March to September).

      Supplementation in winter can still be considered and is recommended for subjects at risk of deficiency or in case of poor sunshine throughout the year.

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