Discover the many wonders of the “Sunshine Vitamin”
Vitamin D is very important for our good overall health and to have strong and healthy bones. It also has an important role in making sure our muscles, heart, lungs and brain work well and that the body can properly defend itself from infection.
Vitamin D is different from other vitamins, in the sense that it can be made by the human body when the skin is exposed to sunlight (UVB rays, to be more accurate). Other vitamins need to be absorbed from food, as the body can’t make them. The other aspect of Vitamin D that makes it unique, is that whether we get it from sunlight or from supplements, it has to be changed by the body a number of times before it can be used, turning it into a hormone.
Some of the body functions that vitamin D helps with include
- Immune system (helps to fight infection)
- Muscle function
- Cardiovascular function (for a healthy heart and circulation)
- Respiratory system
- Brain development
- Anti-cancer effects
Doctors and scientists are still working to fully understand how vitamin D works within the body, and how low levels of D can affect overall health.
Severe vitamin D deficiency can sometimes cause Rickets Disease in children and Osteomalacia in adults, both of which cause soft, thin, and brittle bones. A lack of vitamin D has also been linked to other conditions such as cancer, asthma, type-II diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s and type-I diabetes.
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