Do Office Workers Need Vitamin D Injections?

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Do Office Workers Need Vitamin D Injections?
Do Office Workers Need Vitamin D Injections?

Going out at first light. Coming back at twilight. Office workers in big cities are certainly familiar with this condition. In their daily lives, they never even "meet" the sunlight. It is no wonder that their bodies gradually develop vitamin D deficiency.

Yes, it is ironic. Living in a tropical country and not getting enough vitamin D. Even though the sun is an abundant source of vitamin D. However, this is the truth.

Office workers are at risk of vitamin D deficiency because they spend much of their time indoors and away from exposure to sunlight. The only time to get ultraviolet (UVB) rays is between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. However, during these hours, the majority of them are in the office.

This is the reason for their vitamin D deficiency.

As is known, sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D naturally. When sunlight is exposed to the skin, its ultraviolet (UVB) component converts the provitamin D in the skin into vitamin D.

A research conducted by Alberta University in Canada discovered that 91% of office workers do not get enough vitamin D, and 75% of them are deficient in vitamin D. This condition has been linked to several health conditions, including an increased risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Fulfilling the vitamin D needs of employees can boost their performance. Here are some common signs of vitamin D deficiency:

1. Fatigue

We feel tired sometimes. However, the reasons for fatigue can vary from person to person. Besides poor bone health, muscle fatigue is a common symptom of vitamin D deficiency. This fatigue may be caused by the decreased efficiency of mitochondria, the "powerhouses" of every cell in the body.

Mitochondria use oxygen to produce energy. When the body lacks vitamin D, mitochondria have difficulty performing their function. As a result, the body will weaken and lose energy.

2. Tiredness

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of sleep disorders and has been associated with insomnia in both adults and children, as well as reduced sleep duration and night waking.

As a result, taking vitamin D supplements has a good effect on improving sleep disorders, improving sleep quality, and leading to longer sleep duration.

3. Lack of concentration and focus

The body needs vitamin D to boost the immune system and brain health. Low levels or deficiency in vitamin D can negatively impact cognitive health and lead to brain fog symptoms.

4. Frequent sickness or infection

Vitamin D has a crucial role in supporting the immune system. Vitamin C helps defend against disease-causing viruses and bacteria.

Vitamin D interacts directly with the cells that fight illness.

Office workers who get sick often, especially with colds or flu, may have low vitamin D levels. Some studies have found that vitamin D deficiency causes respiratory tract infections such as colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

Several studies have found that taking up to 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily can reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections.

Therefore, office workers are encouraged to spend about 30 minutes in the sun to get the vitamin D their bodies need. For example, they can have lunch in an open area that gets sunlight or take a short walk outside the office building during their break.

Vitamin D injection becomes an option

To maintain healthy health, we must meet our daily vitamin D nutritional needs. There are several ways to do this. One is to consume vitamin D rich-foods, such as salmon, red meat, eggs, and other dairy products. It is also important to get enough exposure to sunlight.

Unfortunately, many people do not get enough food and sunlight to meet their vitamin D needs. As a result, the injectable approach is a safe and effective way to boost vitamin D levels as well as overall health and fitness.

This is because, like other vitamins, injection or infusion are absorbed by the body faster than oral methods, which have to go through the digestive system.

When done effectively, meeting vitamin D needs can produce several real changes. It can help you become more productive at work, making it easier to complete tasks and take new steps.

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