Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Your body produces vitamin D when you are directly exposed to sunlight. It is also a vitamin that you can get through certain foods and supplements to ensure that we have the correct levels in our blood.
Having too much exposure to sunlight is a danger to your skin and although it’s the best way of getting Vitamin D into your body, it’s not quite achievable all year round so it’s important to be getting your dose from other sources too.
Foods containing Vitamin D:
Fatty fish – tuna, mackerel, salmon Beef liver Cheese Egg yolks Foods fortified with Vitamin D such as cereals, soya milk, dairy products Mushrooms (shiitake)
Some of it’s most important functions are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and ensuring a normal, healthy immune function and it’s vital for growth and development of bones and teeth. If you deprive your body of Vitamin D, you can be at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as osteomalacia or osteoporosis. Fights disease Reduces depression Boosts weight loss due to its appetite-suppressing affect. Prevent muscle spasms Help ease fibromyalgia pain and help prevent chronic headaches