As we get older, we are at greater risk of developing diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, and hypertension. That is why from the age of 50 it is advisable to use vitamin supplements. Among them, those of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is unique because the human body can make this nutrient only if it is exposed to the sun. But since most of us don’t keep our skin bare in the sun long enough, this vitamin is deficient. The ability of the skin to produce vitamin D in older people is estimated to be about 75% lower than in people in their 20s and 30s.
So if you are over 50, these are some of the possible consequences of taking supplements of this vitamin to compensate for the lack of sun exposure, Sputnik reviews.
About 10 million adults over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. Taking vitamin D supplements is associated with higher bone density and a lower risk of developing osteoporosis, that is, having weak bones. Especially for women who are past menopause, it is essential to focus on bone health, as the risk of fracture is higher.
Late-onset depression is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and suicide, and the older we are, the more likely we are to become depressed.
Various receptors for vitamin D in the brain affect mood, which means that being deficient in vitamin D can lead to cognitive decline and states of depression.
Lower risk of cancer
In advanced ages is when there is a greater risk of developing cancer. The incidence rates of this disease in general increase as our age also increases. According to a study published in the journal BMJ, high levels of vitamin D reduce the risk of certain cancers by 20%, whether you are a man or a woman.
Science suggests that low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher incidence of high blood pressure and the possibility of hypertension. So if you take care of the levels of this vitamin, you will have a blood pressure within normal.
Healthy immune system
As we age, our immune system deteriorates. Science associates low levels of vitamin D with a higher chance of developing immune system disorders. / JML