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Tip n°20 : Vitamin D

This week I'm going to talk to you about vitamin D, which I'm a big fan of 🙌. In Europe 🇪🇺, it's in season and in Mauritius 🇲🇺 (or elsewhere) we need it too, I'll explain. Yes, if I had to choose a vitamin... just one... for good health it would definitely be VITAMIN D ☀️☀️☀️!!! It is unavoidable and almost all of us are deficient... often without knowing it. Indeed, in Europe from November (sometimes before, it all depends on the climate) solar radiation is no longer sufficient and, in the tropics 🌴🌴🌴 with the often abusive use of sunscreens and of course is blocked ⛔ … Yes, it may seem surprising but I encounter as many vitamin D deficiencies here as in Europe … crazy, right ???


Vitamin D is derived from cholesterol... (no! that's not a bad word!!! Cholesterol has a lot of benefits 😉) and under the action of the sun 🌞 (UVB) on the skin it turns into vitamin D . Why is vitamin D so important ❓❓❓ For many reasons… some are obvious… others maybe less… First of all for our IMMUNE SYSTEM, it is THE vitamin, if we lack it the risk of falling ill 🦠 or presenting serious forms of illness increases sharply. Then for the health of our BONES 🦴 , our JOINTS and our TEETH 🦷 : it stimulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus by the intestine and fixes them in our bones.


Most of the time it is not calcium that we lack but vitamin D! Equally important it is the guarantor (with serotonin) of our GOOD MOOD, if we lack it we will be more easily depressed and sad 😢😔😟

And also:

🍀 For the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular problems 🧡, diabetes... 🍀 Weight loss diets work better… yes, yes 👍!!! 🍀 For the increase of muscle strength 💪 and thus the prevention of falls in the elderly 🍀 For its protective role of our brain 🧠 (dementia prevention, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's...) In short, the list is long and incomplete... 🤷‍♀️ How do you know if you are lacking in vitamin D?


▶️ A simple blood test 🩸 to measure 25-OH-vitamin D. On the occasion of a future analysis, make sure that the dosage is requested. But no need to do this analysis if all goes well... Is it found in food? … yeah … okay 🤔 … a little … but not enough … Except for the famous cod liver oil... personal = yuck 🤮... which contains much more but its very high vitamin A content (toxic if overdosed) limits its use...


👉 Workaround: In Europe, as winter approaches ☃️❄️🌨️, no risk of overdose with 1000UI/day of vitamin D3 (if you are deficient it will take more). On the box it is often indicated 400UI but it is not enough. Take it during a meal that contains fat, at breakfast if low in fat, it will be less well absorbed! Personally, I recommend a small dose every day rather than a high dose per month. And the sun then 🔆🔆🔆 ???


But yes, for those who are lucky enough to live in the tropics 🌴😉🌴... this is the most natural way to make it! In swimsuit 👙👙👙, without cream 😉, yes without cream, 5 to 10 minutes on each side is enough... but if you are tanned or have dark skin it will take more because the skin is thicker and contains more melanin, the production is therefore slowed down. Is there a contraindication? Not with 1000 IU/day, for people who tend to have too high calcium or calculation problems, medical advice will be needed . So, sun 🔆 or oral form 💊? Wherever you are, good health rhymes with good vitamin D!


Come on ✨✨✨ MIAM la Vie ✨✨✨ 😋😋😋 and see you in 15 days 💫💫💫.




Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance



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