Consider Vitamin D & Vitamin C besties. Find out why you can’t have one without the other!
Vitamin D plays a key role in helping the body to absorb calcium and in bone mineralisation. However accumulating scientific evidence is proving that vitamin D provides more health benefits than simply bone health. Evidence is emerging that there is widespread vitamin D deficiency in the broader population. Eek! Vitamin D is synthesised in the skin after exposure to sunlight, and is also obtained through the diet, however is only present in limited number of foods. Vitamin D deficiencies can occur when exposure to sunlight is limited or as the body ages, the ability to produce vitamin D is impaired. Want to find out if your Vitamin D deficient? A simple blood test from your doctor or naturopath should do the trick!
How will my body benefit?
Vitamin D is KEY for normal bone mineralization and growth. It also helps in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth! Since you ought to be covering up with sunscreen to protect your skin, chances are you aren’t getting enough Vit D through your diet since it’s in such a limited number of foods. Vitamin D also helps strengthen your immune system to keep you at lower risk of getting infections and illnesses. This one should be on your shelf, fo sho.