Importance of vitamin D in human body

Importance of vitamin D in human body

Vitamin D helps the body in absorbing calcium. It keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy. It helps in combating breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. It may also prevent heart disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes.

It is produced in our body when we are exposed to sunlight. We can also obtain it from food sources. Milk, yogurt and salmon are rich in Vitamin D.

Kidney or Liver disease may lead to vitamin D deficiency. The disease reduces the amount of enzymes needed to change vitamin D into a form that is used by our body. Gastric bypass surgery removes part of the stomach and intestines and lowers the amount of vitamin D containing nutrients. Skin’s ability to produce vitamin D may reduce with age. Dark coloured skin is less able to make vitamin D.

A person may develop osteoporosis, if he is having  vitamin D deficiency.

Symptoms of too much vitamin D include nausea and vomiting, constipation, weakness, weight loss, confusion, heart beat rhythm problems, kidney problems and pancreatic cancer.

Twenty minutes of exposure to sunlight are sufficient for any human being.

Expecting mothers should consume Vitamin D. It is important in making healthy babies. It improves the immune system of your baby.

Vitamin D has an appetite supressing effect. So it is good for weight watchers too.

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are tiredness, stress, aches and pains.

So discuss with your doctor and start taking supplements, if required.

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