VITAMIN D: How important is it for us?

The low down on Vitamin D and why mushroom foraging in Austria could be the answer to your deficiency issues…

Vitamin D is produced when the sun’s rays (UVB-rays) interact with the body’s cholesterol (high Vitamin D levels develop in association with low cholesterol). On the one hand, it ensures robust bones; on the other hand, it also absorbs calcium and phosphorous from the intestine and, therefore, strengthens the intestinal walls. This turns vitamin D into an “alkaline hormone” and an ideal supporter of the FX Mayr cure.


Moreover, our immune system benefits from an extra dose of Vitamin D, as it needs it to prepare itself for the upcoming colder seasons. Unfortunately, only a few foods contain Vitamin D such as oily fish, cod liver oil, egg yolk and mushrooms.

FX Walk

Autumn sees the beginning of mushroom season in Austria.  The Original FX Mayr Health Centre has a wide variety of mushrooms that grow wild and plentiful in the surrounding Carinthia forests.  Guests can join an expert on one of the mushroom walks to find out more about the identity of different mushrooms found en route and the unique symbiosis, which connects them with our native flora. Mushrooms are small nutritional powerhouses as besides being an excellent source of Vitamin D they also contain potassium, magnesium, iron, selenium and other minerals.




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