5 Powerful Vitamin D Benefits That Make It a “Super-Vitamin”
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that acts as both a vitamin and a hormone. Vitamin D is required for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization. This is necessary for proper growth and development of bones and teeth in children. Vitamin D protects against muscle weakness and regulation of the heartbeat.
#1: Supports Heart Health
#2: Guards Against Cancer
#3: Helps to prevent Bone diseses – osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and hypocalcemia
#4: Helps Maintain Immune Health
#5: Keeps Your Brain Healthy
Most of the people these days are working in air conditioned offices and are finding it difficult to get out and enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine. This might make them deficient in what’s commonly referred to as the sunshine vitamin – vitamin D.
But, while seasons may change, our basic needs do not. And, regardless of whether we’re blessed with the beautiful, scorching days of summer, or the dreary, often chilly days of fall, it’s extremely important to get vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiencies Are Far Too Common and Blood tests for vitamin D levels are becoming more common as part of routine doctors’ visits.
Sources of Vitamin D include:
Fish liver oils, Dairy products, Eggs, Butter, Cod liver oil, Egg yolks, Milk, Oatmeal, Oysters, Salmon
600 IU per day is adequate for ages 1-70 (and 800 IU per day for 71+), but some scientists recommend aound 2000 IU.