Tired and listless in the cold and wet season? Vitamin D deficiency?

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Did you know that 60 percent of all Swiss people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency in the winter months? This is because the vitamin is mainly found in sunlight. In winter, it is not so easy to get enough vitamin D. The good news is that you can remedy this with vitamin D capsules from indyvit.

As vitamin D deficiency can affect us all, it is important to prevent it in good time. Although vitamin D is not a miracle cure, it contributes to the normal functioning of your immune system and fulfills many other important functions in your body.

Here you can find out what vitamin D actually is. We explain why vitamin D capsules are useful and what benefits indyvit has in store for you.

What exactly is vitamin D?
Strictly speaking, vitamin D is a generic term for a group of fat-soluble vitamins. These so-called calciferols contain various vitamins such as vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. They are all only formed by the human body under the influence of sunlight. UV-B radiation is crucial for this. This is why the vitamin is also known as the "sun vitamin".

Among other things, this important vitamin contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. We are the only people who absorb vitamin D from the sun and not from food. It is therefore all the more important to regularly go out into the fresh air in daylight.

As there is often not enough sunlight in Switzerland, especially in winter, a deficiency can occur. In this case, it is important to take additional vitamin D as early as possible.

Why is vitamin D important?

Research into vitamins is still ongoing. What is certain is that plenty of daylight and sufficient exercise are good for body and soul. You also get more vitamin D this way.

Vitamin D also contributes to the normal absorption and utilization of calcium in our body. Vitamin D also contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function. It also has a function in cell division.

Vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of falls caused by postural instability and muscle weakness. Falls are a risk factor for bone fractures in men and women aged 60 and over.

In addition to sufficient sunlight, you can support your health with the following measures:

- Spending time in the sun responsibly
- Drinking enough fluids
- A healthy diet
- Exercise and fitness

How do I get vitamin D?

Normally 80 to 90 percent of our daily vitamin D requirement is covered by daylight with UV-B radiation.

As vitamin D comes from sunlight, the vitamin content in our body depends on the climate. More precisely, the vitamin D content depends on the time of year. More vitamin D is produced in summer as the sun shines more frequently. Even in bad weather, there is more UV-B radiation in summer.

In winter, on the other hand, the body can only produce a limited amount of vitamin D. The store is usually sufficient for three to six weeks. So it's no wonder that the first symptoms of deficiency set in from November and December. With the help of food supplements such as vitamin D capsules can help. Unfortunately, a long vacation in the sun is not always possible.

We take in all other vitamins through our diet. However, vitamin D is only present in small amounts in food. For example, egg yolk, mushrooms and cheese contain small amounts. However, these are not sufficient to cover even a fraction of the daily requirement.

How can I prevent a vitamin D deficiency?

The best way to prevent a vitamin D deficiency is to spend enough time in the sun. Between five and 25 minutes a day is the minimum. This figure varies depending on the time of year, skin type, weather and clothing. The use of sun protection means that it is best to stay in the sun or daylight for longer.

Between October and March, the risk of a deficiency is highest in Switzerland. This is because during these months there is barely enough sunlight to ensure efficient vitamin formation. In addition, vitamin D stores from the summer months are depleted at some point.

In addition to daily walks, you should therefore take vitamin D capsules during the cold months. They replenish your vitamin D stores. This makes it possible to imitate the effect of sunlight and maintain the effects of vitamin D.

What is my daily vitamin D requirement?
The dosage of vitamin D is given in micrograms (µg). The exact daily value that we need has not yet been researched. The FOPH recommends 5 µg of vitamin D per day for adults.

Incidentally, it is not possible to overdose on vitamin D through exposure to sunlight. With vitamin D supplements, it is important to adhere to the prescribed dosages. This is because an overdose can lead to undesirable side effects.

Why are vitamin D capsules useful?
Vitamin D capsules are particularly useful in Switzerland during the cold months. As we do not get enough sunlight here, the body cannot produce enough vitamin D. The capsules help to prevent a deficiency.

Where can I get vitamin D capsules?

Vitamin D capsules are now available almost everywhere. However, these are often combination preparations with other minerals. At indyvit, we believe that nutritional supplements are a very personal issue. General products are less able to meet your individual needs. That is why we have developed individual formulations that you can put together at indyvit entirely according to your own ideas. This means, for example, that you can combine the vitamin D capsules with other vitamins and minerals. minerals can be combined. This means you only need one capsule per day. You can obtain the individual vitamin D capsules on our website. We deliver them directly to your home. You can look forward to high-quality raw materials. Wherever possible, we source these from regional suppliers. A certificate of analysis is available for each ingredient to ensure the best quality.

What benefits do I get with indyvit?
At indyvit, you receive vitamin D capsules that are precisely tailored to your needs. There is no risk of overdosing. This is because the maximum daily dose cannot be exceeded. So there is no risk even for people who have less experience with food supplements.

If you are already familiar with dietary supplements, indyvit's expert mode is the right choice for you. Here you can put together your own personal mix of nutrients. Alternatively, our online analysis will help you put together your perfect capsule after just a few questions about you and your body.
Thanks to indyvit capsules, you only need one capsule a day. We also guarantee that we do not use any unnecessary ingredients. So you don't swallow any colourings, coating agents, stabilizers or binders. Instead, you retain full control.
You can even give your individual capsules your own name, label, color and flavor. When configuring the capsules, we always show you the minimum, recommended daily value and maximum value. So you get exactly the right amount of vitamin D. Convinced? We look forward to hearing from you!
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