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Cheese and Health


Do not underestimate vitamin D deficiency!

The ever increasing problem of Vitamin D deficiency has led for measures to be called throughout many parts of the world spanning America to Europe,  the countries of the Gulf and the Middle East  where people are exposed to large quantities of sunlight.

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to many serious health problems ranging anywhere from insulin resistance and obesity to depression and even cancer. Muscle pain, cramping, malaise, melancholy, depression, excessive hair loss, the late healing of wounds, and head perspiration in children are symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Should any of these symptoms appear, you should have your vitamin D levels tested immediately, and then take immediate action accordingly.

Why is Vitamin D important?

The biggest natural source of vitamin D out there is the sun. It is found in small quantities in food. It is of vital importance for one’s general health, as well as for bone development and bone resistance. It supports protecting the body against all immune system-related diseases, including obesity, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and certain types of cancer. It also is a stimulant in insulin production, it keeps one’s risk of heart attack under control, it plays an important role in bone and tooth development and protection, and it ensures settling of calcium in the bones. It plays an important role in the development and protection of bones and teeth.

Vitamin D need of the body

The human body cannot produce vitamin D by itself. It is stored within the liver, and it cannot be purged from the body in way, shape, or form. One’s daily vitamin D requirement is 15 mcg (microgram) or 600 IU (International Units).* It is only impossible to meet this requirement through nutrition. A person ought only to take between 2 to 4 mcg of vitamin D per day, in accompaniment with a well-balanced diet. In order to meet this daily vitamin D requirement otherwise, you would need to spend around 20 minutes in the sun per day.

The relationship between vitamin D and calcium

Calcium alone is not enough for bone health given that it can only be absorbed through the intestines and given that it only reaches bones when there is sufficient vitamin D in the body. A sufficient amount of vitamin D is required in order to fully benefit from calcium, which is easily found and consumed through dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, this given calcium can only settle in the bones when there is sufficient vitamin D in the body.  If a sufficient amount of vitamin D does not reach one’s bones, it can then lead to the development of urinary calculus.

Vitamin D deficiency is a problem even in countries with high sun exposure.

Today, people living in many parts of the world including especially the Gulf countries and the Middle East together with the European Countries and the USA, do not sufficiently benefit from sunlight due to spending a great deal of time indoors during the day, and due to engaging in few outdoor activities because of excessive heat, cloud cover, air pollution, age, latitude, way of clothing and genetics. This is why people residing in such regions face many a health risk stemming from vitamin D deficiency.

Flavor and vitamin D on your table.

The healthiest and most delicious means of solving this issue that threatens everyone’s health comes from Muratbey. Muratbey Plus Cheeses have shone like a sun on your Vitamin D-less meals.

Original flavor, and the addition of vitamin D.  Muratbey's new product family, Muratbey Plus, has been created to fight against the ever-increasing worldwide problem of vitamin D deficiency and in order to increase sufficient vitamin D intake through nutrition. Your favorite Helix and Kashkaval Cheese, as well as Cheesoft products have been enriched with vitamin D, all the while preserving their original flavor.

100 gr meets 33% of one’s daily Vitamin D requirement

  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criteria, the cheeses included in the Muratbey Plus family are excellent sources of vitamin D.