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Vitamin D: Functions, Deficiency, and Sources


In this article we will get to know about the various functions of Vitamin D, the types of problems its deficiency causes and what the appropriate sources of this vitamin are.

Functions

  • Maintains Bone Health – Vitamin D regulates the level of calcium in our body and also maintains the blood’s phosphorus level. As we know, Calcium and Phosphorus are the main factors affecting our bone health.

  • Increases Immunity - Vitamin D increases our immunity and has a particular preventive effect on influenza.

  • Child Health – High blood pressure is becoming an increasing concern in children. Vitamin D has been proved to keep children’s blood pressure in check.

  • Safe Pregnancy – Stable levels of Vitamin D in pregnant women prevents giving birth preterm. It also prevents bacterial vaginosis and gestational diabetes.

Deficiency -

  • Falling Sick often and getting more infections.

  • Vitamin D deficiency can cause extreme tiredness and fatigue in us. Energy levels are at an all time low.

  • It causes a host of bone related problems – lower back pain being one of the most common ones.

  • Depression and other mental health issues.

  • Wound healing ability of body gets impaired

Sources

  • Egg yolks

  • Cheese

  • Getting enough sunlight

  • Mushroom

  • Seafood and fatty fishes like tuna and salmon.

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