Vitamin D

Do you also wonder why you often catch a cold in the cold season, even though you eat healthy and get enough exercise? 
The reason may be a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is important for the immune system, but it can only be produced in the skin with the help of sunlight.  
So in the gloomy months, you are bound to have a vitamin D deficiency and should take the sunshine vitamin as a dietary supplement in consultation with your doctor.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to remedy an acute vitamin D deficiency through diet alone. In the overall vitamin D balance, the vitamin D ingested through food takes up only 10-20% of the total required. Of course, there’s still no harm in trying to supplement your own balanced diet with vitamin D-containing foods.

Vitamin D

Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is one of the many important vitamins and minerals that the human body needs. This fat soluble vitamin is produced in the skin when exposed to sunlight, which is the reason why we often say that you can get your vitamin D outside! Vitamin D can also be found in small amounts in foods including salmon, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as milk. In the body, this vitamin is vital for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and for immune system function. So the next time the sun is shining, go outside and enjoy the sunshine, knowing you are doing something good for your body!

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Vitamins

Vitamins are vital substances which the body cannot produce on its own and which must therefore be constantly supplied through healthy and varied nutrition. Different vitamins have specific functions in the body. For example, they influence the conversion of food into energy, the building of body cells, supporting the immune system, the formation of hormones, the detoxification of the body and the support of enzymes.  The vitamins E, D, K and A are fat-soluble vitamins. All other vitamins are water-soluble. Common sources of these vitamins include oranges, green leafy vegetables, carrots, apples, and salmon.