Vitamin D is responsible for maintaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and for supporting bones health. It works with other vitamins, minerals and hormones to promote bone mineralisation. Additionally, research shows that vitamin D may help support a healthy immune system.
The primary source of Vitamin D for both children and adult is from sun exposure. Vitamin D is naturally produced in the skin following exposure to sunlight.
In contrast, very few foods naturally contain vitamin. As a result, a varying percentage of people are vitamin D deficient at any time, with this percentage being higher in the winter, among elderly or obese, in sun-deprived individuals and in dark skinned people.
- Supports bone health
- Helps maintain the immune system
- May help improve mood