The past years have witnessed an increased scientific interest to the global problem of avitaminosis. This is due to the fact that deficiency of vitamin D is a widespread phenomenon that affects nearly one billion people all over the world. Notwithstanding the fact that the content of vitamin D is directly related to the level of solar activity, 60-80% of population of even such countries as Iran, China and India have the symptoms of avitaminosis. As regards the countries located in the area of low insolation, virtually 100% of their population are in the risk group due to insufficient consumption.
Why does the human body need vitamin D?
According to European Vitamin D Association (EVIDAS), a non-profit organization, which is the most reliable source of information in Europe, vitamin D is essential for improving the general well-being and has an overall effect on the human body, which was proved by recent medical research.
- Vitamin D adjusts absorption of calcium and stimulates the growth of bone tissue. In case of significant deficiency of vitamin D children will have rickets, which is provoked by increased absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract due to the lack of vitamin. When the content of calcium and phosphorus in the body becomes very low, these minerals start to secrete hormones from the bones, which makes them weak and soft.
- Vitamin D is quite important for prevention of cancer of mammary gland, intestine, stomach or prostate gland, of cardiovascular diseases, mental diseases, diabetes, problems that arise during pregnancy, autism and premature death.
- Using vitamin D at least once a week reduces the risk of respiratory infections, influenza and catarrhal diseases that affect over three million people every year.
- It has been proved that mental diseases, depression and some other nervous system disorders can be caused by deficiency of vitamin D. Therefore, using vitamin D contributes to prevention of suicides, especially in the countries with a low solar activity.
- In addition, recent research has shown that vitamin D interacts with the genes of longevity.
All abovementioned facts have been recognized by research and medical community. However, at least one third of the world population still has persistent deficiency of vitamin D. Another serious threat is that the figure of children’s deficiency is not going down.
Lamyra has set a task for itself to spread true information on this problem all over the world. We hope that as people become more and more aware of vitamin D, there will be fewer and fewer children and adults with a level of vitamin D of 20 ng/ml and less. Together with EVIDAS we recommend that children and adults maintain the level of vitamin D at 40-80 ng/ml. We are making every effort so that our complexes of bioactive substances and vitamins facilitate to quickly restore an optimal level of vitamin D.