Vitamin D preventing deficiencies with a contained expense is possible

Vitamin D, preventing deficiencies with a contained expense is possible

While AIFA places new limits to the reimbursement of vitamin D drugs, this substance can also be purchased as a supplement, but it is not always clear how to obtain benefits for bones and immune system. Metagenics experts: «Pay attention to the dosages and always consult the specialist to make targeted choices. Thus it is possible to prevent deficiencies with a contained expense “

The consumption of vitamin D drugs

The consumption of vitamin D drugs in Italy grows from year to year: in 2017 public spending for these drugs reached 260 million euros and 12.6 Italians out of a thousand have taken them (double compared to 2013) second AIFA, which just last October, with the note 96, has placed new limits to the prescription of these drugs against the NHS.

Thus, these medicines are refundable only after a test to the citizen who ascertains the lack of vitamin D, and only to some categories of patients (people with osteoporosis and osteopathies, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people suffering from iatrogene deficiencies or have Diseases that cause vitamin malabsorption).

But the vitamin D preparations D

But vitamin D preparations are also present on the market as supplements, so Purchable without the need for a medical recipe: «These are important allies in prevention, Because vitamin D deficiencies are very common throughout Italy, not only in the North. In fact, 60-80% of the Italian population is interested in it »he explains Maurizio Salamone, scientific director of Metagenics Italia, manufacturer and distributor of high impact food supplements that In 2019 he saw the sales of its vitamin D supplements increase by 40%.

In fact, vitamin D gives a fundamental contribution to the health of bones and teeth, to the functions of the immune system, to muscle function, to maintain the levels of calcium in the blood and to the normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is a substance that is produced by the body thanks above all to exposure to sunlight, while the diet provides us only 20% of the daily contribution.

However, it is necessary to make some clarity

However, it is necessary to make some clarity – continues Maurizio Salamone – because the changes on the mutuality of vitamin D have generated A little difficulty in the world of healthcare professionals who are forced in many cases to prescribe vitamin D on the citizen“.

The most important indication, underlined by AIFA in the warnings to note 96, reads: “The most physiological approach of supplementation with vitamin D is the daily one with which the main studies that document their effectiveness have been carried out“. «Since vitamin D has the characteristic of accumulating in the adipose tissue It is advisable to take the daily dose recommended daily, rather than a higher dosage occasionally»Explains Salamone.

Precision in quantity is therefore fundamental

The precision in the quantity is therefore fundamental, and this is why Metagenics has developed a range of products calibrated on different needs: 400 u.THE. For children, 1000 u.THE. For teenagers and adults, 2000 u.THE. For the elderly and pregnant women, up to 4000 u.THE. For those present serious deficiencies. «The best thing – Salamone underlines – is always consult your trusted specialist to define the correct dosage, in order to maximize the benefits “.

Furthermore, they are from prefer easy products to take and pleasant taste: Metagenics places great importance not only to formulations but also to the ease of intake. In the specific case of vitamin D Both LIME taste chewable tablets are available, sweetened with stevia and the drops with a neutral taste based on MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) well digestible and tolerable, also suitable for babies.

With a targeted choice and a very contained expense

With a targeted choice and a very contained expense, Therefore, the prevention of one of the most widespread micronutrictional deficiencies is truly within everyone’s reach, thus eliminating the problem of the reduced mutuality of vitamin D generated by the recent note 96.