Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 09:55 AM

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Although vitamin D is needed by our body in small quantities, it plays a crucial role in maintaining strong bones and in boosting immunity. Vitamin D is synthesized in the body by exposure to sunlight, and any deficiency may result in serious complications like rickets, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and frequent fractures.
 
Health benefits of vitamin D include:
 
· The primary health benefits of vitamin D (particularly vitamins D2 and D3) include regulating the body’s calcium levels by maintaining a proper balance of calcium and phosphate in the blood. Vitamin D benefits the calcium bank in the bones by aiding the intestine to better absorb calcium from food.
· Scientific research points to health benefits of vitamin D in terms of improved insulin secretion and blood sugar level, better kidney functioning, and prevention of high blood pressure.
· Health benefits of vitamin D also include strengthening of teeth, lowered incidence of respiratory infections, and a decrease in mental stress and anxiety.
· Vitamin D supplements help overcome B12 deficiency and provide health benefits such as reduction in wrinkles, muscular spasms, and dullness and dryness of hair while assisting in managing depression.

For more information about vitamin D, consult the following:

Hidden Benefits of Vitamin D
Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression
Vitamin D Slashes Heart Disease, Diabetes
Vitamin D Combats Colds
5 Easy Ways to Get More Vitamin D
 

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