Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because our bodies produce during exposure to skin the sun’s rays. The lack of such opportunities in the winter months is leading many people to the input of its artificial forms to your body provide a sufficient amount of this vitamin.
However, taking extra vitamin D is not only not necessarily a good idea, but it can be dangerous, experts warn.
Although the level of vitamin D drops during the winter, supplements should be taken only if you have consulted your doctor about it, according to the German pharmaceutical group Apothekerkammer Niedersachsen.
She warns that too much vitamin D can cause excessive thirst, increased need to urinate, nausea and weakness.
Some of the natural sources of vitamin D are fatty fish, egg yolk, red meat, liver and dairy products.
In addition to a diet rich in foods containing high amounts of vitamin D, this pharmaceutical group advises and walking during sunny winter days.
Since the body is stored in the liver of vitamin D and in the fatty tissue, in the winter can retain a sufficient amount of a vitamin D, relying on these stocks.
Vitamin D deficiency weakens bones and can lead to osteoporosis.