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Vitamin D and its benefits

Vitamins are substances that the body needs to grow and develop normally. One of those vitamins is D which helps the absorption of calcium.


Calcium is one of the main components of bones, and vitamin D deficiency can lead us to develop bone diseases such as osteoporosis.


In addition, vitamin D has a very important role in the nervous, muscular, and immune systems.


Our body can acquire vitamin D in three ways:

  1. Through the skin, since the body produces vitamin D when we are exposed to the sun. However, you should take into account that a lot of exposure to the sun can lead to accelerated aging and skin cancer.

  2. Through feeding with foods rich in vitamin D such as egg yolks, saltwater fish, and some types of mushrooms (as long as they have been sunny). Vitamin D is also in fortified foods such as milk and its derivatives, cereals and juices.

  3. Nutritional supplements.


Who may need extra vitamin D: **

  • Old people

  • Infants

  • Dark skinned people

  • People with liver disease or Crohn's disease

  • People who are overweight or who have had gastric surgery


Vitamin D is a nutrient that can be found in food and is a hormone that our body produces

Benefits***:

  • Bone health: reduces the risk of osteoporosis and helps in the absorption of calcium to maintain strong bones and teeth

  • Reduce the risk of some cancers such as breast and prostate cancers

  • Protects against type 1 diabetes

  • Reduce the risk of immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Supports the immune system by improving resistance to infections


The data presented in this blog is based on the three links I share below:*



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