Use of vitamin D for adult men
Vitamin D reduces the risk of male infertility. Affects sperm motility. Vitamin D is responsible for bone strength, heart function and prevention of senile diseases (for example, multiple sclerosis). Vitamin D performs the tasks inherent in hormones. The effect of vitamin D on male sexual function is also similar to the effect of hormones.
Men do not initially notice a deficiency of this vitamin. There are specific situations and problems that indicate vitamin D deficiency in men.
- Frequent fatigue, apathy and irritability
- Excessive sweating
- General erection problems
- Sleep and memory disorders
- Poor appetite, diarrhea and constipation
- Deterioration of the skin or tooth enamel.
Dosage of vitamin D for men
This is a controversial and serious issue. A small dose of vitamin D will not be enough while a large dose can be dangerous and even lead to poisoning. Therefore, it is necessary to do a blood test to check the vitamin content. Thus, the exact and required dose of vitamin D is found out. For preventive purposes during autumn and winter, doctors recommend daily use of vitamin D (in capsules or tablets) from 500 units to 1000 units. It is important that meals contain foods with calcium (milk, hard cheeses, all kinds of cabbage, green vegetables and fruits, legumes and nuts). These two elements reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
After the normalization of vitamin D in the bloodstream and for the best possible effect, it is desirable to walk in sunny weather for 15 to 20 minutes every day. It is better if a larger area of skin is exposed to the sun’s rays (or at least the face or hands). Replacing sunbathing with a solarium is not a good idea. Too much radiation in a short time increases the risk of melanoma, doctors say. Eat 250 g to 300 g of fatty sea fish (mackerel, herring) at least twice a week. In 100 grams it has 3 mkg of vitamin D. Eat meat, sour-milk products, eggs. Egg yolk contains 0.042 mg of vitamin D. There is practically no vitamin D in plant foods.