Every One Should Take Vitamin D SupplementsTweet
Apr 20, 2016 , 6 min read
According to researchers Vitamin D deficiency is major all over the world.
Vitamin D deficiency is playing an important role in the very high prevalence of rickets, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and infections such as tuberculosis in India. This deficiency is pandemic and it is the most under-diagnosed and under-treated nutritional deficiency in the world.
Vitamin D has been emerged as a popular nutrient and supplement over the past decade. Discovered in the early 1900s as an anti-rickets compound and consequently added to several food sources (e.g. dairy) through mandatory U.S. fortification programs in the 1930s, vitamin D has long been considered a key fat-soluble vitamin essential for overall health. When adults don't get enough vitamin D, they can suffer from osteomalacia osteoporosis and bone pain or muscle weakness.
Vitamin D is also a key component in brain development and a deficiency may contribute to low energy or depressive symptoms says Jim White, RD, owner of Jim white fitness and nutrition studios in Virginia Beach.
Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone that our bodies make. Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D, so the biggest dietary sources of vitamin D are fortified foods and vitamin supplements. Good sources include dairy products. Vitamin D plays a key role in the proper absorption of calcium, helps maintain strong bones and teeth, and has been shown to support a healthy immune system. It can be found in a few foods including fatty fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines and tuna. To make vitamin D more available, it is added to dairy products, juices, and cereals.
Currently being researched that nutritional supplements provide a convenient source of vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements can build and supports strong bones by enhancing calcium absorption. It helps to regulate mineral concentrations of calcium and phosphorus in the body.
Regardless of this vitamin D helps to prevent cancer or its recurrence.