Doctor Stankevich: sunburn and food do not provide the right amount of vitamin D

Doctor Lyubov Stankevich stated that it can be problematic to compensate for the lack of vitamin D through exposure to the sun and nutrition.

The candidate of medical sciences said in an interview, that there is a lot of speculation and misjudgment about the problem of vitamin D deficiency and its intake. In particular, one of these misconceptions is the belief that the level of this vitamin through sunburn.

Many people know that vitamin D is produced by the body itself when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Lyubov Stankevich noted that it is possible to provide oneself with the right amount of it in this way more theoretically than practically.

“The opinion that you can accumulate vitamin D with the help of sunburn is nothing more than a myth. To do this, you need to sunbathe the entire surface of the skin every day in a bikini or without any clothes to a slight erythema. Literally every day, burn a little, ”the doctor explained to Izvestia.
Foods also do not provide the required amount of vitamin D, even if they are called rich sources. The doctor said that you can get it from food only on the condition that a person consumes an unrealistically large amount of foods such as butter, eggs or fish. together not with calcium (as you often hear), but with vitamin K2, which is involved in the absorption of calcium.

Lack of sun exposure is bad for health

The doctor stated that at the end of summer, the presence of vitamin D in the body is becoming increasingly important, because the season of infections looms ahead. The body's protection against them is closely related to the concentration of the vitamin in the blood, as well as protection from many other diseases. The specialist stated that vitamin D is a powerful immunomodulator that can even resist the development of cancer.

Sunburn will stop obesity

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Lyubov Stankevich Lyubov Stankevich Healthy lifestyle doctor-diagnostician, candidate of medical sciences