24 November 2011

What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin D?

1  It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous, which have various functions, especially the maintenance of healthy bones.
2  It is an immune system regulator. 
3  It may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold.

4  It may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common the nearer you get to the tropics, where there is much more sunlight.
5  Vitamin D may have a key role in helping the brain to keep working well in later life.  
Vitamin D is probably linked to maintaining a healthy body weight.
7  It can reduce the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms, and also the likelihood of hospitalizations due to asthma .
8  It has been shown to reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women.
9  A form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main protections against damage from low levels of radiation.
10 Various studies have shown that people with adequate levels of vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, compared to people with lower levels. Vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in cancer patients regardless of nutritional status.

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