Stay fit throughout winter Part 3: Vitamin D deficiency prevention

One typical issue of winter, particularly in high-latitude regions, is shorter day time and darker nights. Although one can store up enough vitamin D in summer by staying out long enough to get sufficient sun exposure, it is still possible that the “stock” may be used up before the arrival of next summer.

One can obtain Vitamin D supply through dietary means, like eating fatty fish, cow’s lever or some sort of mushrooms. But the amount of vitamin D in these ingredients might vary due to conservation or cooking methods.

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Quick List of Symptoms

If you find yourself having the followinig issues in Autumn and Winter months, it could mean that the vitamin D level in your body is falling low – or say, you are suffering from vitamin D deficiency:

  • Bone pain
  • Weak muscles
  • Concentration problems
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nervousness
  • Depressive feeling
  • Hair loss

According to German Nutriution Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE), people who are more likely to have  Vitamin D deficiency could take vitamin D preparations as supplement.  This include people like babies, eldery people above 65, people with darker skin colour (with more resistance against sun exposure and therefore produce less vitamin D) and those who seldom or not able to go out to get sunshine.

Vitamin D Nutzen, Mangel, Symptome, Zähne, Kalzium

Here is our recommendation: Vitamin D3 Drops Vital 1000 I.U. from Casida.

Each drop of this food supplement containt 1000 international unit (i.U.) of Vitamin D3. The liquid form can be simply measured by using a dropper, which is ideal for people on travel, or to those who have difficulties with taking tabs.

The Casida Vitamin D3 Drops Vital (PZN: 11849543) contains no chemical additives (also free from lactose and gluten) and preservatives. Just taking 1 drop daily provides sufficient amount of vitamin D for your body.

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