Know about Vitamin D3
Vitamin D2 and D3 are the two most important forms of vitamin D for humans. Vitamin D2 is a form of vitamin D which can be obtained through food sources like fish, eggs, fish oil and fortified foods. Vitamin D3 on the other hand can only be created after skin is exposed to direct sunlight. One of the most important roles of vitamin D is to allow the body to efficiently absorb calcium, an important mineral for bone health. The main secondary role of vitamin D is to keep an appropriate level of calcium and phosphorus in blood which helps the blood stay at the right pH.
Modern lifestyles mean we just don’t get the level of Vitamin D from the sun that our bodies are designed to obtain. Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly affecting so many of us. Individuals with a suitable level of Vitamin D in their diet and those who supplement are typically much better equipped to fight off colds and ailments. There are links to preventing many types of diseases by consuming adequate Vitamin D. It also has reparative properties and often high levels of Vitamin D3 are given to patients during treatment to recover from different illnesses and diseases associated with Vitamin D deficiency like bone, muscular, growth, blood conditions, heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
Some of the good sources of vitamin D are oily fish like salmon, codfish, mackerel, and blue fish. Fortified foods such as milk and cereal along with egg yolks and raw shiitake mushrooms also contain vitamin D. [eafl id=149 name=”iHerb” text=”Vitamin D3″] is also made available in a form of tablet in doses of 400 IU and 1000 IU. You’re not encouraged to take more than 4,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
*Please note to always consult your Doctor about any illness or disease you may be suffering and seek advice about suitable treatments.