Vitamin D is one of many vitamins your body needs to stay healthy. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the balance of calcium in your blood and bones and in building and maintaining bones.

Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, foods, and supplements. 

Here are the most benefits of vitamin D

Support Healthy bones

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and helps maintain adequate blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, which is necessary for healthy bone mineralization.

Support Immune function

Many studies have proven that vitamin D boosts immunity and reduces the risk of certain diseases, including autoimmune diseases such as; rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

 Fight Disease

In addition to the primary benefits of vitamin d, research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in controlling and reducing the risk of certain diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

Factors that may increase vitamin D deficiency?

Although the body can create vitamin D, some people are more likely to be at risk of a deficiency than others. Factors that can influence this include:

  • Older adults
  • People with obesity
  • Not eating enough fish or dairy products.
  • Lack of sun exposure
  • Chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or hyperthyroidism.
  • Having a health condition that affects the absorption of nutrients, such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease. 
  • Use of certain medications that affect the body’s absorption of vitamin D.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency may include;

  • tiredness, aches, and pains
  • severe bone or muscle pain or weakness
  • stress fractures, especially in your legs, pelvis, and hips
  • bone fragility, especially in older adults.
  • Getting more infections than usual
  • hair loss.

Vitamin D Sources;

  • Sun exposure, usually about 15-20 minutes three days a week, is sufficient.
  • fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna,..etc.
  • vitamin D supplements

Talk to your healthcare provider if you’re concerned about getting enough vitamin D.

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