Recently, the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) published a health leaflet and informs about the relevance of Vitamin D. Since the Vitamin D content in the diet alone is very low, a daily supplementation of Vitamin D of 800 IU is recommended for elderly people of 65 years and older. About half of the population has a deficiency of the essential nutrient Vitamin D, which is partly because the production of vitamin D through the skin decreases with age. Moreover, the flyer of the Swiss government illustrates why supplementing vitamin D is important by explaining the positive health effects and underlining the benefits for bone and muscle health. This is because an adequate intake of nutrients, along with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise, has an impact on health and well-being.
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