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We get most of our vitamin D from just being outdoors exposed to sunlight and UV rays, where is produced under our skin. So in this sense, vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin, it’s a chemical reaction kick started by hormones. Sometimes though, we need a little more than usual. This can be a great boost to those that suffer from Seasonal affecting disorder.
You can buy digestible forms of vitamin D here
The two varieties that are used by humans are vitamins D2 and D3. D3 is the more common of the two.
So, what are the health benefits of Vitamin D?
- Helps prevent serious illnesses such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and indeed some types of cancer
- Ensure adequate absorption of Calcium and phosphorous
- Increased mental alertness, and great to take alongside B vitamins.
- Keeps teeth and bones healthy.
- Helps to regulate normal cell activities within the body.
- Reduction in the risk of breast cancer
- Great for keeping the immune system healthy. And helps fight off common coughs and colds.
- Research is currently being conducted to see if it has a positive effect on male pattern baldness.
- May help to keep away too much unwanted fat, and regulate body weight.