Is Vitamin D Supplements Good For Maintaining Health In Adolescents?
Good evening, my name is vino. I am a teenager aged 16 years, I want to ask whether vitamin D supplements are good for maintaining health in adolescents, especially if you want to travel far or can the doctor recommend a supplement? Thank you
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Vitamins are nutrients that are very important for maintaining a healthy body. However, vitamins are actually only needed in small amounts by the body. If you consume foods with balanced nutrition, then your daily vitamin needs will probably be fulfilled without the need to take additional vitamins from supplements.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which has a function primarily to increase calcium absorption in the intestine and maintain bone health. This vitamin D can actually be produced by the human body when human skin is exposed to sunlight. People living in tropical countries with year-round sunshine generally do not need additional external vitamin D supplementation. Exposure to sunlight for 5-30 minutes twice a week on the face, hands, feet, or back without using sunscreen is sufficient to meet vitamin D needs.
To maintain your health when traveling far away, you can ensure that you get enough sleep while traveling, rest when you feel tired, eat adequate amounts of nutritious food, also make sure you avoid unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol, or using illegal drugs.
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