Vitamin D is made by human skin when exposed to sunlight and as little as 10 minutes of sun exposure is enough to prevent deficiency. Vitamin D supplements are not as effective as synthesizing vitamin D naturally by the body.
Vitamin D Fun Facts
1.It helps the intestine absorb nutrients, including calcium and phosphorus. This ensures strong bones and a strong immune system.
2. Vitamin D prevents osteomalacia and rickets. Osteomalacia, which causes weakness of the muscular system and brittle bones, is most prevalent among adults with vitamin D deficiency
3. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body that prevents osteoporosis or arthritis.
4. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension, relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, reduces respiratory infections, helps in differentiation of the cells, aids in insulin secretion, helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels.
5. Vitamin D is recommended in the treatment of several diseases. It may prevent preaclamsia by improving kidney function, cancer by controlling abnormal multiplication of cancer cells, diabetes mellitus by controlling insulin production, hyperparathyroidism by reducing parathyroid numbers, osteomalacia by improving bone and muscle strength, hypophosphatemia by controlling the phosphates in the body, hypocalcaemia by preventing abnormal deposition of calcium, and renal osteodystrophy by regulating calcium content and fibromyalgia.