Vitamins are extremely important for the proper functioning of our body. The lack or lack of them produce conditions or alterations in our health.
Today we will talk specifically about Vitamin D and the consequences of its failure. Vitamin D or Calciferol is useful in the correct formation of teeth and bones, as well as good for the proper functioning of the joints and the nervous system.
Other beneficial effects are the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is necessary for the production of hormones, for muscle and cardiac activity. Also contribute to sleep and keep us in a good mood.
It also helps in the correct absorption of proteins by the small intestine. Through exposure to the sun, at times allowed of course, mid-morning and mid-afternoon our body has the ability to produce it under the skin.
We can also eat it through food and in the form of supplements. But always be careful not to abuse the recommended daily dose. Well as the deficiency causes damage, the same produces an excess.
The foods in which we can find this vitamin are:
- milk ,
This vitamin accumulates in the body as a reserve. Along with vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting are the two vitamins that can be produced in our body, the others must be provided by the diet or supplements indicated by your doctor.
Vitamin K can be obtained in green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, fish, liver, beef, cereals and eggs.
Its lack produces the following anomalies or diseases
- Bone deformities in small children.
- Dental cavities.
- Rickets: produces weak bones in children.
- Osteoporosis: weakens bones, the patient is more prone to fractures.
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer.
- Inflammation of the intestine.
Symptoms of lack of vitamin D
Appearance of sores in the mouth, cavities, lack of vision, sleep disorders, swollen joints, among others.
Excesses of this vitamin can produce digestive alterations such as diarrhea, vomiting, damage to the kidneys, liver, heart and loss of appetite.
It is for all the consequences that the lack of certain vitamins can produce that it is essential to have a healthy and varied diet. Not only consume a type of food, the variety makes our body can take advantage of the benefits of each to act synergistically in the proper functioning of each body segment.
If necessary you should consult with a nutritionist. Remember that your body is not the same or needs the same amounts or types of nutrients as another person. We are all different and we need a specific diet.
They are very serious diseases that we have mentioned previously, do not wait for it to be too late to regret. Start today to opt for the healthiest, if you have small children you should urge them to eat a healthy and rich diet. Not because they are small can they consume only what they like or what is easiest.
Invest today in the health of your loved ones and in yours of course. Your body will reward you with a strong, resistant body; in which the passage of time passes without early deterioration.
Always go to a professional, who has studied and has been prepared for years to be suitable in the subject. Do not be guided by unfounded advice that can harm you later.
It is important to know that vitamin supplements should only be consumed in real cases of deficiency, remember that the excess is also not recommended and damages your body.