Sunlight is essential for the proper functioning of the body as it allows the skin to produce a very important substance: vitamin D.
The calcium storage in the bones depends very much on this “sun” vitamin. Without this vitamin, the bones would break with the slightest impact.
Certain foods (fish, milk) contain vitamin D, but even a balanced and varied diet is not enough to cover the daily vitamin D requirement.
Exposure to sunlight is absolutely necessary for healthy bones and a good immune system.
But what about winter ?
With the cold, wet and slippery sidewalks, it is not always easy to find the necessary motivation to go outdoors. And then, “wrapped up” warm from head to toe, only a very small surface of skin comes into contact with the sunlight. This is why vitamin D production in winter is very low.
In Switzerland, a vitamin D deficiency in winter is almost the rule. A study has shown that 80% of the elderly population has too low vitamin D levels (Rev. Med. Suisse 2011; 7: 0).
But the serious consequences of such a deficiency are well known. Your doctor can confirm this : many hip fracture patients have a vitamin D deficiency. Specialists estimate that 30% of fractures (thighbones, hips, …) could be prevented thanks to vitamin D supplementation.
It is currently proven, in particular by research carried out in Switzerland, that vitamin D can prevent fractures, which can lead to long hospital stays and a significant reduction in quality of life (loss of autonomy, accommodation in a retirement home).
With age, even exposure to the sun reduces the skin’s ability to produce this vitamin. An ideally dosed vitamin D3 supplement (Vital Soleil) therefore proves to be indispensable, especially in winter.
the beneficial effects of the VITAL SOLEIL:
The vitamin D3 contained in Vital Soleil has a direct influence on health. Recent studies prove that this vitamin has many positive effects for a healthy body function:
– It contributes to bone health
The regular intake of vitamin D3 can improve the solidity of your bones and teeth.
– It may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes
Vitamin D3 is involved in the regulation of blood sugar. Numerous international studies have shown that a vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing insulin resistance.
– Vitamin D could have a positive effect on blood pressure
A study by the University of Boston has shown the following: the greater the vitamin D deficiency, the higher the blood pressure.
A low vitamin D level could promote high blood pressure and thus the risk of cardiovascular disease. Taking vitamin D3 can reduce arterial hardening.
– For the health of the heart
Vitamin D is also said to have a positive effect on heart function and reduce the risk of heart attacks. It would act as a “sedative” for the heart by improving its performance endurance.
– For a good mood
Many people generally feel happier when the sun is shining, thanks to vitamin D3 production from direct sunlight. Increasing your vitamin D level is not only a good “pick-me-up”, but also helps to reduce the symptoms of depression.
Caution with vitamin D deficiency
In recent years, doctors who have observed the effects of vitamin D deficiency have found that it is often associated with the following symptoms:
– bone pain leading to fractures
– Cramps in addition to muscle weakness
– Fatigue and general malaise
Why does VITAL SOLEIL also contain vitamin K2 ?
Recent medical research has clearly shown that vitamin K is also essential for bone health. It facilitates the formation of bone calcium, which ensures the stability of the entire skeleton.
Vitamin K is considered essential for bone growth in children and adolescents, but also for the prevention of osteoporosis in adults. Studies show that the higher the vitamin K deficiency, the higher the risk of bone fractures.
This vitamin is also essential for the elasticity of arteries and the good condition of blood vessels.