Vitamin D is sometimes called the Sunshine vitamin because our bodies use the suns ultra violet rays to produce this essential vitamin.
How Vitamin D helps
Improves absorption and utilization of Calcium and Phosphorous
Required for normal growth and development of bones and teeth
Important in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis
Helps maintains a stable nervous system
May help improve muscle strength
Symptoms of deficiency may include
Rickets, tooth decay, softening of the bones, improper healing of fractures, lack of vigor, muscular weakness, poor absorption of calcium
Fish Oils, dairy products fortified with Vitamin D, sunshine.
Most foods are generally low in vitamin D, however exposing your face and arms to the sun is an effective way to get this vitamin.
If you live in a place where there is little sunshine, or in the winter time a supplement may be the way to go.
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