Decalcit® - calcium and vitamin D are important for bone.
Vitamin D works itself to the bone. For the whole body.
Vitamin D together with calcium plays an important role in the health and function of bone. Moreover, vitamin D is even more important than previously assumed, and Vitamin D deficiency usually also effects other organs and parts of the body.
For example, vitamin D is also very important for muscle strength
and can therefore reduce the risk of falls in the elderly. The immune
system is influenced by vitamin D and the risk of diseases such
as hypertension or cancer is reduced.
Vitamin D plays an important role
The body obtains vitamin D from sunlight on the skin and from food. Vitamin D requirements cannot be fully met by dietary intake alone (especially high-fat fish).
Although vitamin D is produced by the body itself during suitable exposure to sunlight, vitamin D deficiency is widespread especially among the elderly.
The sun's radiation during the winter half-year in Central Europe is hardly sufficient for vitamin D production, and in summer the use of high sun protection factors reduce the effect. In addition, many elderly people tend to avoid direct exposure to the sun completely.
Vitamin D and calcium:
Calcium supplementation is generally recommended to maintain bone mineral density in the elderly. Calcium alone is less effective than was previously assumed.
On the other hand, supplementation of 700 - 800 IU vitamin D alone can reduce the risk of bone fractures. The risk of falls is also decreased, probably due to a favourable effect on the muscularstrength of the legs.Present knowledge therefore suggests that the combined use of calcium and vitamin D is beneficial in preventing falls and fractures.