Vitamin D

Our skin can synthesize Vitamin D3 also called cholecalciferol with the help of sunlight (sun vitamin). This radiation of face, arms and hands ranges for most people for a period of 10-15 minutes on some days of the week. There is also the form vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) which can be made from plants. After the intake from food or skin synthesis it can be saved from the body in the liver and converted into the kidney in an active form. It is known from studies that vitamin D3 for humans is far more bioavailable.

Foods with vitamin D: chicken egg, salmon, tuna, veal liver.

The recommended daily intake of vitamin D3 is 20ug/day (= 800 IU) for men and women.

Vitamin D
  • contributes to a normal recording/utilization of calcium and phosphorus
  • contributes to a normal calcium levels in the blood
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal bone
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth
  • contributes to a normal function of the immune system has a function during cell division
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