Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D – It is one of the essential vitamins for our body that increases intestinal absorption of magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, and phosphate. The chemical name of Vitamin D is calciferol which is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is essential for the normal growth of teeth and bones due to it increases the absorption of phosphorous and zinc in the body. There are various sources of vitamin D are butter, eggs, fish, milk, and fish liver oil. When the skin of your body is exposed to sunlight, vitamin D is produced in the body.

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Sufficiency of Vitamin D prevents rickets in children and osteoclast in adult people. Vitamin D also helps in protecting older adults from osteoporosis. It also helps in the reduction of inflammation and modulation of such processes such as immune function, neuromuscular, glucose metabolism, and cell growth. 

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency – Due to a deficiency of Vitamin D, it leads to malformation of bones and teeth. The deficiency of Vitamin D also causes rickets in children and osteoclasts in adults. In rickets, the bone of a child remains soft and gets deformed or bend easily due to deficiency of phosphorous and calcium. There are other symptoms of Vitamin D are weakness, and bone or muscle pain. The deficiency of Vitamin D also causes loss of bone density that may lead to bone fractures.

Sources of Vitamin D – The food habit may increase the level of vitamin D. There are several sources of vitamin D are as given below –

  • Red meat
  • Egg yolk
  • Fish liver oil
  • Orange juice
  • Butter
  • Milk

Effectiveness of Vitamin D – Vitamin D aids calcium absorption for the effective growth of bones. As per study, it also suggests that vitamin D helps in several diseases such as cancer, depression, diabetes, heart diseases, and many more.

Conclusions – Sunshine is the best way of increasing the level of vitamin D in your body. Actually, vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium when the skin comes in a touch of sunshine. Darker skin people need to spend more time in the sun to produce vitamin D because darker skin has more melanin. But the overexposure to sunlight is harmful as it may cause skin cancer.

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  1. Sustain blog says:

    Vitamin D as well as other vitamins is important and thank you for the post!

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Most welcome, thanks for reading my post 😊

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  2. nfa7 says:

    Thank you for the reminder! I have a slight Vitamin D deficiency and I can tell now how important it is for health! Deficiency in this can also lead to hair loss as per my experience!:( Sunlight is the easiest and best way to get some Vitamin D exposure, but in a measured capacity to avoid getting affected by the UV ray. Thanks for the great post!

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Most welcome, thanks for appreciation and reading my post 😊

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      1. nfa7 says:

        It was my pleasure!!!

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  3. Katherine says:

    Hmm, important information. Happy New Year (I apologize for the delay!)

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    1. daneelyunus says:

      Wishing you the same and your family 😊. It’s ok

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      1. Katherine says:

        Thank you so much! 🙂

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      2. daneelyunus says:

        Most welcome 😊 , I miss you on WordPress

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      3. Katherine says:

        I am planning to return and write daily. ^^

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      4. daneelyunus says:

        Good decision 😊

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