In the cold season, when the days are getting shorter and the temperatures decrease, our immune system is often given special challenges. Vitamin D plays a central role in our health, especially in these winter months. Let us discover why this "sunshine vitamin" is so important for a well-functioning immune system, especially in the frosty season.
Vitamin D - Your protective shield in winter: immunostrity despite the cold
While the sun provides us with vitamin D in summer, there can be a deficiency in winter. Especially now, optimal supply is essential to our immune system strong and
to keep resistant. Because vitamin D exerts different functions in our body. Below are a few examples of this.
1. Immun modulation: Winterblues Adé
The dark season can often be accompanied by a feeling of tiredness and energy - not infrequently also known as winter blues. Vitamin D has an immune modulating effect and can help to alleviate these mood lows by promoting the production of happiness hormones in the brain.
2. Inhibitory power: keep the cold in chess
Winter infections and colds are not uncommon. Vitamin D has anti -inflammatory properties that can help reduce sensitivity to infections. So you can prepare for the cold period.
3. Antimicrobial defense: winter magic for your health
The cold season has a variety of pathogens. Vitamin D supports the production of antimicrobial peptides, which serve as a natural defense against viruses and bacteria. It is such an invisible companion in the winter defensive fight.
4. T cell optimization: Winterfit for the immune system
The adaptability of the immune system is particularly in demand in winter. Vitamin D plays a role in the regulation of the T cells, which ensures an optimal reaction to possible pathogens. So you can feel fit and healthy despite winter challenges.
How do you keep your vitamin D level stable in winter?
Practical tips for your everyday life
Sunny moments: Use every opportunity for short walks outdoors, especially during the sun -rich phases of the day. Note that between October and April only the midday sun between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. So off to the outside during the lunch break.
If the natural supply is not sufficient, can Vitamin D preparations be a sensible addition. Please note that optimal supply of vitamin D is between 50 and 80 ng/ml, i.e. above the reference values of most laboratories. It is advisable to have the value checked twice a year from a doctor or laboratory.
Conclusion: a sunny winter for your immune system
In the middle of rain and cold, vitamin D can increase your protective shield. It not only ensures that many know it for strong bones, but also actively supports your immune system. A long -term sufficient supply of vitamin D is of crucial importance. Then you can look forward to the cold season a little more relaxed.
Stay healthy and vital!
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