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Vitamin D and what to combine it with not to lose its benefits

Vitamin D and what to combine it with not to lose its benefits Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Many people experience a deficiency of vitamin D during autumn and winter. Some start taking it in the form of supplements. However, if it is not combined correctly with other vitamins, it will lose its benefits, according to endocrinologist Olha Ryzhenko.

Benefits of vitamin D

"Autumn means less sunny days, and in most cases, we work or study indoors. There is a growing tendency towards viral infections, constant fatigue, or a bad mood. These are the first alarms of a vitamin D deficiency," says the doctor.

She adds that the benefits of vitamin D are hard to overestimate because it is essential for the functioning of the thyroid gland, reproductive system, intestines, and skin.

"According to studies, it can prevent bone fragility in old age, depression, and even oncological diseases. But the benefit of vitamin D can be zero if taken with vitamins that neutralize its action," warns Ryzhenko.

What vitamin D should not be combined with

Vitamin D should not be combined in one intake with:

  • Vitamins A and K1 - when taken simultaneously with vitamin D, they neutralize each other
  • Vitamin E - it impairs absorption in the intestines

"On the other hand, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and Omega-3 are perfectly compatible with vitamin D and only enhance each other. Therefore, it is important to know the compatibility with other vitamins to ensure benefits," says the endocrinologist.

Remember to consult with a doctor before taking any vitamins. If necessary, they will prescribe tests to identify deficiencies and then select a vitamin complex based on the individual needs of your body.

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