Vitamin D deficiency
Posted on by Carolina Capellari Simon
Do you feel tired, unwell and depressed?
All of these symptoms can be directly related to vitamin D deficiency! Here in the UK, vitamin D replacement seems to be almost normal and taking vitamin D on your own may seem like a good option, but there are some details you need to understand.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, this means that to be absorbed it needs fat and I often see patients taking supplementation, but ingesting insufficient amounts of other important nutrients, such as fat for example. But is nourishing the fat okay? No, it doesn't! What we must understand is that balance is fundamental, everything in excess is bad, so ingesting vitamin D without a balanced diet is a waste of time and money.
Vitamin D is involved in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus and is also involved in the production of insulin. Therefore, when there is a deficiency, receptors for insulin in cells are reduced. As a result, the pancreas has to produce more insulin, which impairs sugar processing and, on top of that, increases the accumulation of fat and inflammatory substances that stimulate appetite.
That is, your lack can also be related to weight gain! In addition, new studies reinforce the importance of vitamin D that may be linked to protection against cancer, asthma, diabetes, sclerosis, depression, COVID and autoimmune diseases.
So first of all do a self-assessment of how your consumption of natural sources of vitamin D (meats, salmon, sardines, eggs, milk, cheeses and mushrooms) is going and look for a nutritionist to help you include all of this within a balanced diet and exclusive for you!
Here at my clinic in Harley Street through face-to-face service or online, you will find everything you need for you and your family.
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