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The importance of Vitamin D for children

In recent years, Vitamin D has been the subject of numerous scientific studies – one of the most authoritative by the Queen Mary University of London – which highlights its importance in the prevention, and in some cases also in the treatment, of many diseases.

As is well known, vitamin D is called the “Vitamin of the sun”, because the sun’s rays stimulate its natural production in the body, but unfortunately a large part of the population is deficient – according to a calculation of the Italian Society of Gastro-Reumatology as many as 6 Italians out of 10, while the Italian Society of Osteoporosis of Mineral Metabolism and Skeletal Diseases speaks of 8 out of 10 – and this situtation alsoapplies to children.

These data are quite alarming, because while on the one hand Vitamin D, a fat-soluble micronutrient, stimulates the immune system by promoting faster recovery from any disease, a person with low levels of Vitamin D has greater chances of suffering from heart failure, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and in later life from osteoporosis, sarcopenia, senile dementia and Alzheimer’s (see the studies by Professor Michael F. Holick, an authority on the subject).

It must be said that there are very few foods naturally rich in Vitamin D – we are talking about fish in general (blue fish in particular), meat such as chicken, pork, turkey and lamb, and finally eggs, cows’ milk, mushrooms, almonds and algae – and they certainly can not meet one’s daily needs, which is why it is always good to try to increase the intake of Vitamin D from all possible sources. From exposure to the sun, which as already highlighted is undoubtedly the most valid and effective solution, to the intake of food supplements conceived for this specific purpose, such as the new Neo D3 Strong, the Vitamin D3 nutritional supplement with the highest concentration and lowest cost on the market.

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