Autumn time: what vitamins do we need in autumn
One of the most persistent misconceptions is that a deficiency of vitamins threatens us only in late winter and early spring. In autumn, there are enough vitamins in the body – after all, in the summer, we “vitamins” with berries, fruits, and fresh vegetables. And this stock will be enough for us until next spring.
In fact, this is another myth. It is quite easy to earn hypovitaminosis in the autumn, and in autumn we also need vitamins as in winter, and in spring, and in summer. In fact, the body needs them constantly – at any time of the year.
Why are vitamins needed in the fall?
The first reason – to stock up on vitamins for the long term does not work. So, water-soluble vitamins – and this is C, the whole group B – remain in the body only a couple of weeks. And then those that are not digested simply leave the body with urine.
Fat-soluble A, D, E will linger in fat cells, liver, and other tissues longer, but their reserves will melt after a couple of months. And all summer reserves will be depleted – that is why in the fall our body needs vitamin supplements.
The second reason we need vitamins in the fall is because the need for them increases at this time of year. This is due to changes in weather conditions. Yesterday it was still warm, the sun was shining, and today the sky is frowning, sowing rain, cold winds are blowing. We lack sunlight, and daylight hours are getting shorter.
In the fall, the body needs a lot of sunlight
All this for the body turns into severe stress. He has to rebuild in order to adapt to new conditions. As a result, defenses are weakened and colds, runny nose, coughing begin – all the “charms” of acute viral infections.
Have you ever wondered why the cold season begins in the fall? After all, viruses no longer become in the air, but we get sick more often. The point is weakening of immunity due to a sharp change in weather conditions. And vitamins help to maintain immunity.
What vitamins are needed in autumn
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
It is vital for maintaining immunity, especially in the fall, when the body experiences stress. It is vitamin C that protects us from colds and other diseases.
It has a powerful antioxidant effect, that is, it prevents damage to cells by free radicals. Thanks to this, it protects against heart diseases, malignant tumors.
Promotes tissue regeneration.
Helps the assimilation of other beneficial substances (vitamins, micro and macro elements) and the course of many biochemical reactions.
Vitamin A improves vision
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Like C, it is involved in strengthening the immune system, contributing to the synthesis of immunoglobulins – antibodies that fight against pathogenic microbes.
It is a strong antioxidant.
Prevents thickening and desquamation of the upper epithelial layer, improving skin condition.
Prevents malignant degeneration of epithelial cells.
Necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Participate in the synthesis of the hormone of joy of serotonin, helping to fight depression, which often overtakes us in the autumn weather.
Improve brain activity.
Protects bones from fragility and fragility.
Strengthens the immune system.
It has anti-cancer properties.
Since this vitamin is partially produced under the influence of ultraviolet light, in the fall, with a lack of sunlight, its deficiency must be filled up either with products or with special additives.
Vitamin D boosts the immune system
Vitamin E (tocopherol)
It is the strongest antioxidant that prevents cell damage and aging.
It has immunity enhancing properties.
Improves cardiac activity.
It has a regenerative effect – quickly restores damaged tissue.
“Autumn” vitamins have the ability to increase immunity, and B-group vitamins also protect us from bad mood, irritability, melancholy and depression.
Autumn manifestations of a lack of vitamins
frequent colds, viral and bacterial infections;
constant fatigue, low working capacity;
bleeding from the nose, bruises on the skin from the slightest pressure.
dry, flaky, and also rough, horny skin
dandruff, hair loss;
brittle, flaking nails;
impaired twilight vision (“night blindness”);
Vitamin A deficiency causes hair loss
peeling of the skin, fragility of nails and hair;
spots on the skin.
Chronic fatigue seen with vitamin E deficiency
What vitamins should I drink in the fall?
Undoubtedly, in autumn everyone needs vitamin C: it needs to be replenished constantly, it increases the body’s resistance to autumn infections, it is not toxic and if you follow the instructions for use.