Vitamin D makes our body cholesterol-affected by UV radiation, which affects our skin. Especially in the fall and winter, however, the UV radiation is low, which can lead to health problems. Therefore, vitamin D is necessary to take from the diet, but according to health professionals Czechs do not manage.
According to doctors, adults need at least 15 µg of vitamin D a day from their diet, while on average Czechs consume about 3.6 mg. According to research published by the National Institute of Public Health, only less than one percent of the population aged 18 to 90 have enough vitamin D from their food.
Vitamin D contains mainly fish, eggs, margarine, butter, milk, pork or cakes. "Vitamin D intake should be increased, for example, with more frequent consumption of seafood. It can also be supplemented with medications or food supplements, "said Czech pharmacy spokeswoman Mihela Bazantova.
Lack of vitamin D related to calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, also known as bone loss. It is a loss of bone mass and disruption of bone structure. These are consequently "fragile" and often break. In addition, you may have reduced body defenses.
The most vulnerable group is women over 50. Risk factors include low weight, smoking or frequent alcohol consumption. The disease can be symptom-free for a long time and manifests itself as a first fracture. Animals can also suffer from osteoporosis.