Vitamin D comes in many forms, five forms in fact but the two most important ones for the body are D2 and D3. Vitamin D generally helps the body maintain normal bones and keep the immune system functioning properly.
An important 2016 UK government report recommended that all of us would benefit from a daily dose of vitamin D.
Supplements of vitamin D3 are valuable if as consumers we are generally vegetarian and do not eat any meat or oily fish, if we cover ourselves completely, are housebound or rarely venture outdoors and if we are of Asian origin.
Vitamin D helps contribute to several important functions in the body, and regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate needed to keep bones and teeth healthy.
Vitamin D3 is produced in our bodies underneath our skin as a reaction to sunlight exposure. Other natural sources of Vitamin D include salmon, mackerel, sardines, milk, eggs and liver.
Benefits Of Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 (along with D2) contributes to:
- Normal blood calcium levels
- The maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- The maintenance of normal muscle function
- The normal function of the immune system
- Is required for the process of cell division
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