Vitamin D is crucial for maintaining healthy bone growth and proper functioning of the immune, nervous and muscular system. More and more people are facing shortage of this vitamin in the body, leading to serious health problems such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Vitamin D is called the “sun vitamin” because the sun is the best source through which we can supply the body with the vitamin. However, we should be careful with sunbathing because excessive exposure to UV rays can have negative effects on our health. It is best to supply the necessary amount of vitamin D through all three sources – sun, food and supplements.
But that does not mean you have to seize the opportunity summer offers us in order to improve our health. If you tan with care and follow directions from physicians, this summer from going to the beach you can pull out more than leisure and entertainment.
How to safely acquire vitamin D to the beach?
Increasing levels of vitamin D in the body through sun you can reach with direct exposure to sunlight. Windows of cars block UV rays, which means that the time spent in the car on the way to the beach with sun exposure does not help in the supply of vitamin D.
Sunscreens also block UV rays of the sun that are required to generate vitamin D. But on the other hand, if you tan while unprotected by sunscreen creams, you risk to get severe skin damage. Therefore, it is best to protect only the face and around the eyes and allow a few minutes of direct exposure to sunlight. For most people is OK to stay in the sun without protection 15 to 20 minutes, but if you notice that your skin becomes red immediately go under the shadow and apply sunscreen.
Is it necessary for all of us to increase the level of vitamin D?
For each of us the level of vitamin D changes depending on our diet and lifestyles. Everything in excess is not good, so the excessive amounts of vitamin D in the body can cause us health problems. Hypervitaminosis D is a rare but serious condition that occurs when we have excessive amounts of vitamin D in the body. Manifested by dehydration, vomiting, decreased appetite, feeling of weakness in the muscles. Long-term hypervitaminosis causes storage of calcium in the blood vessels, joints and kidneys.
To avoid excessive falls or increases in vitamin D in the body, it is best to make regular checks on your health. Thanks to advanced technology, in Biotech Lab you will get fast and accurate results that will show the state of your health by examining the concentration of vitamin D.
Tests are made with VIDAS 25- (OH) Vitamin D TOTAL test, that gives a realistic picture of the exact value of circulating vitamin D. The latest generation of reagents designed for modern equipment for an accurate result of circulating vitamin D. Make an appointment and use the offer of examining vitamin D and calcium at a price reduced by 50%!