VITAMIN D3: BETTER COGNITION, BONE STRENGTH, AND HEART HEALTH

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Nov 25, 2021 (11 days and 23 hours ago)

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An estimated one billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. Created by skin’s exposure to sunlight, Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorus and prevents numbness and tingling in muscles and weak and brittle bones.

VITAMIN D3: BETTER COGNITION, BONE STRENGTH, AND HEART
HEALTH
An estimated one billion people worldwide are deficient in
vitamin D
, also known
as the sunshine vitamin. Created by skin’s exposure to sunlight, Vitamin D
regulates calcium and phosphorus and prevents numbness and tingling in
muscles and weak and brittle bones.
several factors hamper the production of
vitamin D, factors that include:

Distance from Equator: More
distance from equator means less
UVB
rays falling on skin.

Skin Pigmentation: Melanin in your
skin
reduces the production of vitamin D.

High Level of Pollution: Pollution particles can deflect the UVB rays and
stop them from reaching your skin.

Time of the year: During winters, the amount of UVB rays reaching to the
surface of the earth decreases.
Symptoms of
vitamin D deficiency
manifest over a long
period of time. It is
usually calcium deficiency that displays real symptoms.
Symptoms of vitamin D
deficiency include:

Tiredness
• Aches in
muscles
and
bones
• Numbness and Tingling
• Stress Fractures (in legs,
pelvis, and hips)
• Osteoporosis (weak bones)
• Osteomalacia (soft bones)
Table:
Vitamin D Recommended
Amount according to NIH
Life Stage
Vitamin D (IU/day)
Vitamin D (mcg/d)
Children and Teens
600
15
Adults, up to age 70
600
15
Adults, ages 71+
800
20
Pregnant and Breastfeeding
Women
600
15
Source
:
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immunity against Covid 19