Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin long known to help regulate mineral levels such as calcium and phosphorous. It is critical for promoting calcium absorption and thereby ensuring healthy bones, and without sufficient amounts, bones can become thin and brittle. Like calcium, vitamin D is of particular importance for young adults, especially females, whose musculoskeletal systems are still developing. Because our ability to absorb calcium tends to decline as we age, older adults also benefit greatly from vitamin D.
Vitamin D has also become the focus of intense research interest, and it is proving to have a far greater role in our health and well-being than we previously thought. It aids in the maintenance of the heart and blood vessels, lung, musculoskeletal system, teeth and gums.
Humans obtain vitamin D as a result of processes initiated when sunlight hits our skin, hence the name “sunshine vitamin”. Despite this, vitamin D is still classified as an “essential vitamin” because our bodies cannot generate enough for good health; we must receive a portion from our diets or supplementation. We don’t create enough under normal conditions, then add to that all we know about avoiding too much sun. The sun can be so intense that it leads to sunburns and the potential for skin cancer. We are urged to stay out of the sun, but at the same time we need the sun to make vitamin D!
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