Vitamin D enrichment of certain foods, including wheat flour, can help reduce fatigue, muscle pain and even the risk of heart failure. This conclusion was drawn by a group of scientists from the University of Birmingham in the UK. The results of their research lead the BBC.
It is noted that vitamin D is produced under the influence of ultraviolet rays, the process of assimilation of elements such as phosphorus and calcium, as well as metabolism, depends on this. A lack of "sun vitamin" can have negative consequences for bone tissue, cause inflammation and diabetes. Moreover, a deficiency of this vitamin leads to rickets, muscle weakness and depression. All this led scientists from the University of Birmingham to conduct a special study to find out how many vitamin D people get in the UK.
Experts discovered that one in five residents of the United Kingdom is deficient in this vitamin due to weather conditions. This is especially pronounced in the winter period (from October to April), when the sun rarely pleases the British. For this reason, experts recommend adding vitamin D to foods, including flour, which is part of many foods consumed by residents of the kingdom.
Vitamin D is a group of biologically active substances that contain cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol. At the same time, cholecalciferol is needed for nearly three thousand processes in the body. It is synthesized under the influence of ultraviolet rays in the skin and also enters the body through food, including fish oil, egg yolk, oil, liver and yeast.