Vitamin D Benefits
Summer is here! The very season reflects the different emotions of different people. The children are all preparing for the vacation, and the common people and the elderly are a little tired of the daily chores. Because of the heat and uncomfortable road flour. However, we cannot ignore the fact that the sun’s rays activate vitamin D in our bodies, which makes our bones strong.
Many dietary sources comprise vitamin D but D3 (cholecalciferol) is generated naturally in the skin on exposure to UV sunlight. And Liver and kidney play a major role in the conversion of vitamin D into usable forms in the body.
One of the major benefits of proportionate vitamin D levels in the body is to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the body. These absorptions will reduce the chance of osteoporosis (brittle, fragile bones); also help in the normal functioning of the immune system.
Let D deal with diseases for you!
Vitamin D lead to the discovery of its phenomenal effects, such as reducing the risks of –
- Multiple sclerosis(brain and spinal cord get affected leading to poor eyesight, speech and mental ability)
- Heart diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease (insufficient vitamin D partly contributes to increased risk of disease)
- Diabetes (by regulating insulin)
Although this sunshine vitamin is available to us in abundance from the sun, certain consumables like egg yolks, butter, cod liver oil, cheese, fatty fishes like tuna and salmon prove to be a good source for D.
Lifestyle and environmental factors – affecting intake of vitamin D
- Staying indoors for a long time
- dark skin tone
Vitamin D has a significant role in the various metabolic processes and prevents numerous ailments. Keeping track of the body’s vitamin D levels will surely enhance the health quotient, in our current fast-paced lifestyle.
Soak yourself into the richness of this sunshine vitamin to reap its benefits in the best way possible!