Benefits of Vitamin D – Why it is so Important to the Body?
Summer is here! The very season that reflects different shades of emotions in different individuals. Kids are all geared up for their vacations from academics while working-class and elderlies find it a bit tiresome to carry out their daily endeavors. Scorching heat and uncomfy travel torments is the reason. But the fact that sun rays activate vitamin D in our body, making our bones strong cannot be neglected.
Many dietary sources comprise of 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 level 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 helps 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 indoor for a long time
- dark skin tone
Vitamin D has a significant role in various metabolic process and prevents numerous ailments. Keeping track of 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!