Tips to get immune boosting of vitamin D in May
13 May 2022 Estimated time: ~2 min.
Vitamin D, also called "Sun Vitamin", is produced by the body in response to skin exposure to the rays of the star-king. And the first sunny months are perfect to replenish us with this precious element!
Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins that our body needs. More and more studies have shown the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a number of health problems, such as osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, infections, inflammatory bowel disease, psychological disorders and cognitive impairment. Vitamin D is also a necessary vitamin for healthy hair and glowing skin.
Doctors say that many of these problems can be solved by a moderate but constant exposure to the sun.
We only need a few minutes in the sun for our body to produce vitamin D. Dermatologists advise that the exposure should be done without applying creams with SPF, but, once again, we are talking about a few minutes. Not tens of minutes and by no means hours, because the sun’s rays are seriously damaging to the skin.
May is the perfect month to enjoy the wonderful benefits of the still gentle sun, because in the winter months, when the sunlight is weak, the level of vitamin D decreases.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a walk in the park, go and come from work on foot, at least part of the way, or simply go out on the balcony for a short sunbath. It is important to go outdoors for at least ten minutes a day, especially if you work in offices without natural light.
How do we know we have vitamin D deficiency?
The main signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are: back pain, bone pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, vomiting and hair loss. The risk of depression is also related to vitamin D deficiency.
We can help assimilate vitamin D by consuming certain foods, such as liver, beef, fish (cod, tuna, salmon, sardines), yogurts, oranges, whole grains or egg yolks.