It promotes calcium absorption, phosphorus absorption, and bone mineralization.
At present major populations are at risk of vitamin D deficiency due to their lifestyle and limited exposure to sunlight.
Especially, people who are vegans are at a major risk of vitamin D deficiency because most of the food which contains vitamin D is of animal origin.
The sources of vitamin D are fortified milk, fish liver oils, a small amount are found in butter, liver, egg yolk, canned salmon and also through skin synthesis with exposure to sunlight.
In summer seasons, countries which are far from the equator, UVB radiations from the sun are sufficient source of vitamin D but for rest of the seasons, people should make sure that they get enough vitamin D through food and supplements.
It is to be remembered that supplements of Vitamin D should be taken under the guidance of a physician because high amounts of these can be toxic.
Deficiency of vitamin D causes osteomalacia in adults, rickets in children, poor bone mineralization, low levels of vitamin D increases the risk of cancer.
According to the new study, vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headaches.
Vitamin D is especially important for immune system health, leaving many people to wonder whether supplementing with vitamin D may help reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Research shows that having healthy levels of vitamin D, as well as taking a vitamin D supplement, can help keep your immune system healthy and may protect against respiratory illnesses in general.
The list of benefits of Vitamin D goes is never-ending. Make sure that you consume a healthy diet rich in Vitamin D.
It becomes even more important in the present scenario where the world is up against the Corona crisis.
Eat healthily, stay home, stay safe!