Some Interesting Facts about Vitamin D
D is found naturally in food sources such as
oil, tuna, sardines, eggs and milk
and of course obtained through
It is a
well-known fact that vitamin D is
crucial for strong bones and teeth
helps our body to absorb calcium. However, the function of
vitamin D is not limited to calcium absorption only.
Research has shown that:
a source of vitamin D, may
breast cancer, prostate cancer and renal cancer.
Furthermore, a deficiency of vitamin D causes:
1. Alzheimer’s disease
2. Diabetes Type 1 and 2
3. Heart disease
4. Sexual dysfunction
6. Parkinson’s disease
11. Autoimmune disorders
Some other interesting facts
about vitamin D:
1. Vitamin D can help when you are having the flu or common
2. Vitamin D deficiency is more prevalent among pregnant
women; more so among black pregnant ladies and their babies
compared with white pregnant women and their babies.
3. Sun exposure is the safest way of getting vitamin D.
Our body is able to synthesize enough vitamin D within 25
minutes of exposure to face and hands, and only 10-15 minutes
for those with lighter skin.