Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin


Do you know your skin produces Vitamin D, in response to sunlight?.  A fat soluble Vitamin that adds stars to your daily routine and lifestyle. Vitamin C undoubtedly holds boosts your immune; however Vitamin D keeps your skeleton muscles, bones, teeth stronger and a lot more than that. Untold story of Vitamin D: Attention!!!- “Vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin”- Yes you read that right, Vitamin D is a steroid hormone, essential for almost every organ and cells of your body to act and regulate their growth.

Vitamin D minimizes bacterial growth within So your diet is rich in citrus fruits and vitamin c, you still have a weak immune system, better “start exposing yourself to the sunlight”, and not covering yourself with sunscreen lotion.  A good fifteen to twenty-minute exposure to early sunshine won’t melt you away. Vitamin D keeps you away from more than “200” microbial bacteria. “Osteoporosis”- That’s right, a porous bone disease caused due to lack of calcium absorption, potentially due to lack of Vitamin D.   Your bones are primarily made of Calcium and Phosphorous ,  calcium absorption is better in sunlight.  This solves a lot of questions about “weak bones” after 40. Depressed?  here’s the a potential cause – Vitamin D also has other, more direct, effects on your mood.  It activates the genes that release “dopamine” and “serotonin”.

The lack of these neurotransmitters is commonly linked to “depression”. A “healthy lifestyle” with physical activity is a need of this hour, early to bed and early to rise has gone for a toss.  Sitting at home followed by air-conditioned cars and  workstations has done a lot to your health.  It’s important to listen to your body’s need rather that following a coded routine. “Sometimes just popping medical  pills isn’t the solution”.

Expose yourself to the sunlight choose to brace yourself between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, to refill your vitamin D reserves. Oh…! Yes you may feel a little pink skin too but that’s fine when compared to the exceptional benefits vitamin D holds.

Cheers. Navdeep Chawla.

INFS Expert / ISSA Certified – Sports Nutritionist –S.Q.U.A.T.S

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