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Sun & sun vitamins – why you should know about vitamin D3

Fill up on good vibes, that’s it now. Do you also long for the sun? Sunshine simply puts you in a good mood. The world gets such a glow, the carefree feeling of a holiday is in the air. Those times were long ago? The only thing that helps is to bring them back. Because the sun can do much more. Strengthen you, arm you against infections. It has long been an open secret that sun vitamins in liquid form are also used in these times of pandemic. Vitamin D3 is the multi-talent that your body produces when exposed to sunlight, hopefully in sufficient quantities. That can work, at least in summer, but probably not in winter. The good news is that you can find out – and support it if necessary.

Why do you need the sun?

The sun helps the body to produce vitamin D. We all need it as an immune booster, for good mood, great teeth, strong bones. You may not notice a deficiency immediately. The more massive it can become at some point:

✔ Signs of fatigue
✔ Decreased immune function
✔ Muscular problems
✔ Mineral deficiency of the skeleton/ bone pain and deformation
✔ Reduced calcium absorption
✔ Rickets in children
✔ Osteoporosis in the elderly

So, the sun would be great, no question. But we don’t live in southern Europe, but where winter is winter, and days can be cloudy, short, foggy and grey. No vitamin D production. And unfortunately, the food we have on our plates does not contain vitamin D either. That could worry you now – but it does not have to.

Dealing better with the sun

It is always the same: it is always the same: the dose makes the difference. Too much sun and your skin reddens, wrinkles and perhaps worse. You definitely do not need this to fill up on your vitamin D. The best thing to do is to test your vitamin D3 levels. That way you feel on the safe side and can compensate before a deficiency becomes noticeable. By the way, you can easily do the test at home.

>How to use the “real” sun properly?

Daily 25 min. of sun hitting 1/3 of the body, that’s what medical experts suggest. At least the face, hands, arms and legs should not be covered. And this should be done around lunchtime, between 11 am and 3 pm. You have to go outside to do this. Exposing yourself to radiation through the windowpane doesn’t help at all. Great, you will say. How can I do that when I’m working? And arms and legs free – yes, that has to be possible first. And no sunscreen during this time. A bit dicey, definitely, but even a sun protection factor of 20 apparently prevents 95-99% of vitamin D formation in the skin. So please always keep a close eye on your skin. Maybe a rule of thumb: about half the time until sunburn. If only you knew that so well in advance …

Sun and Germany, a nice theory but …

If you live in Germany, the time between the end of March and mid-October is considered crucial. Only then, say the experts, is so-called vitamin D synthesis actually possible. The best thing we need now is a bright blue sky, without a single cloud. Bull’s eye – you can probably count such days on one hand, especially if you live in the big city, where the air pollution is often really up for grabs. It’s a different story in the countryside or at altitude. As you can see, nutritional supplements can really make up for a deficit.

Sun and winter, i.e. do I need to fill up reserves in summer?

If the summer days, i.e., the time between March and mid-October, are over at some point, we speak of vitamin D winter. And even in summer, in the morning and evening, the sun’s rays contain almost exclusively UV-A, with which vitamin D formation is not possible. Admittedly, it would be nice to build up a reserve for when the summer really gets hot. Unfortunately, it does not help. Because even if the body is basically able to build up vitamin D depots and fall back on them in winter when there is a shortage – these reserves are almost certainly not enough. Show me a person who can spend enough time outdoors, even if they want to.

Am I getting enough sun? Do I have a vitamin D deficiency?

We are probably all familiar with the Robert Koch Institute by now. According to estimates, more than half of the adults in Germany are under-supplied. A good vitamin D supply exists at a blood concentration of between 30 and 50 nanomoles of 25-hydroxyvitamin D per litre of blood serum. A sufficiently high dosage of a suitable food supplement – up to 4,000 I.U. (equivalent to 4 drops of the sun vitamin D3 from Vitalix Wellness) – is considered a recommendation. You can easily test your vitamin D level in the blood yourself: with the vitamin D3 test, the so-called Vitamin D SmarTest® – available from Magnetix Wellness – for home use. You take some blood from your fingertip, mix the blood with the sample solution from the test kit, put a few drops of it on the test cassette – and after just a few minutes you can evaluate your result with the smartphone app.

Vitamin D SmarTest Home

£28.00

Magnetic pendant “Sun” bicolor in cut-out-optics

£33.00

Sun magnetic water stick (large)

£33.00

And what does the sun vitamin do to me?

Listless, sluggish, worried that every infection is going to hit you? You want to get your good mood back? Get through tough times strong? Just switch on the sun, that is all. That is why many people now swear by sun vitamins in drop form. They’re also handy when you’re on the road or at work. They are very easy to dose. So you can be sure that you can prevent a deficiency yourself.

What to look for in suitable sun vitamins?

It is best to make sure that the valuable vitamin D3 is dissolved in medium-chain fatty acids, such as in sun vitamin D3 from Vitalix Wellness. Here, care has also been taken to protect the vitamin D3 well. It is carefully stored in a practical 30 ml bottle made of brown glass. With the pipette that comes with it, the sun vitamin is really easy to dose. It’s also great that Vitalix Wellness vitamin D3 is naturally derived. It comes from lanolin, also known as wool wax, and is obtained as a by-product when shearing sheep. So no harm is done to the sheep in the process, which is understandably important not only to vegetarians

Why is the extra sun vitamin so important, especially during this special time?

We have all not yet experienced a pandemic. Accordingly, some recommendations to strengthen the immune system are daring, sometimes astonishing. Quite confusing, isn’t it? One thing, however, is slowly getting around: vitamin D3 seems to be a real option in times of a pandemic. Especially if you want to know all the options for yourself, for your family, for your loved ones.

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