So it’s summer time and you make the most of getting out into the sunshine and it makes you feel good. In fact everyone around you seems to be so much happpier and easy to get on with. Just a coincidence…..
Vitamin D is often added to juice and cereals as well as being found naturally in milk, cheese and fish.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin as it makes you feel good. It plays a vital role in regulating your body’s use of calcium, as it create hormones to take calcium straight to your bones rather than into your tissues. So now you know the direct link to why it’s important for our bones. With plenty of vitamin D your body can send the calcium into your bones keeping them strong.
If you have low vitamin D you will get a softening in the bones. This is most noticed in women as osteoporosis, where they shrink and become much more susceptible to breaking of their bones.
Other people can get a lot of joint pain and Drs can often misdiagnose this as arthritis. If you are going to live a life of pain and on medication then it maybe worth thinking about Vitamin D as a supplement to see if it helps. If the sunshine does help and you find that older people don’t get out into the sun on a daily basis then a supplement could be useful.
So what else does Vitamin D appear to help with, there is quite a list.
- Helps fight low immunity, so may reduce the amount of colds you get
- It could help with asthma
- High blood pressure
- multiple sclerosis
- mood swings
- muscle weakness
- joint pain
- insomnia – the circadian system.
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