Vitamin D is a white crystalline substance, like salt, that is formed in our bodies by the action of sunlight falling on our skin.
Role In Our Body
- Helps us absorb nutrients from food, especially Calcium.
- Forms and maintains the health of our teeth and bones.
- Enhances our immune system.
- Heart Attack.
- Eye cataracts in infants.
- Weak bones in children, leading to bowed legs and spinal malformities (rickets).
- Poor muscle development in adolescents.
- Soft, painful bones in adults, weak muscles, leg aches and tooth decay.
- Increased risk of tuberculosis.
Too Much (by supplement only)
- Calcium buildup in arteries, heart and kidneys.
- Kidney stones.
- High blood pressure.
- Loss of appetite, nausea, drowsiness. Frequent urination.
Good Sources Of Vitamin D
- Fatty Fish (Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon)
- Beef Liver
- Egg Yolks
- Fortified Cereals & Juices