Vitamin D, the immune weapon

Nine out of ten Hungarians are deficient in vitamin D, even though this vitamin plays a significant role in preserving our health. Vitamin D is not only essential for the development of bones, but also for the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
Vitamin D, the immune weapon

Why do we need vitamin D?

The name vitamin D is a collective name for several fat-soluble vitamins. Its most important role is in the regulation of calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism: it helps incorporate calcium salts into bones and teeth. However, research in recent years has shown that it also has another important task: it participates in the body's immune processes, thereby influencing the body's functioning as a whole. It takes care of the proper functioning of the nervous system and also affects our well-being, making us calmer and more optimistic. In addition to these, it also has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart, vascular system, and metabolism.


How much should we take?

The amount of vitamin D needed to maintain health varies from body to body. This can be determined with a vitamin D level test. Depending on the results of the test, it is recommended to start supplementing the appropriate amount of the vitamin on the advice of a specialist. Since it is a fat-soluble vitamin, it accumulates in the body in case of excessive intake, and can cause serious side effects, even kidney failure. You can also check your vitamin D level and determine your required vitamin D intake at Duna Medical Center. With the help of our specialists, keeping your vitamin intake at an optimal level should not cause any problems after a simple sampling.


Who is recommended to test the vitamin D level?

Vitamin D plays a role in regulating body weight, and its low level can also be the cause of obesity. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, we can prevent allergic and asthmatic diseases in our child by maintaining the appropriate level. In addition to these, it can also play a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer.


Its source

Some of the vitamin D can be taken in with the food we eat: fish, cocoa beans, dairy products, eggs, liver and offal are excellent sources. The other part is produced by our body under the influence of sunlight.

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