Vitamin D, mostly known for its role in helping the body absorb calcium and thus contributing towards bone health, has far more to offer. As more studies stream in and shed new light on various health benefits of vitamin D, we now know that vitamin D plays an incredible role in regulating the immune system. And part of this credit goes to vitamin D’s ability to stimulate the production of natural antibiotics in the body.
Your cardiovascular system needs nutritional support to keep running in excellent condition that includes efficiently responding to the challenges that may impact the health of blood vessels, such as inflammation, calcium deposition and hardening of arteries.
November marks the beginning of Vitamin D Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, when sunlight is not strong enough to trigger Vitamin D production in the skin, leading to seriously low levels of the vitamin in the body. Research shows that people living in high latitudes are deficient in the sunshine vitamin, especially in the winter months (October-March).
Vitamin D’s primary function is to maintain healthy bones. It regulates the absorption of bone-healthy minerals, calcium and phosphorus. However, emerging studies and research suggest that Vitamin D could have a bigger, integral role in our health. It helps our brain, heart, lungs, hormones and immune system to function well. Simply put, Vitamin D is excellent for our overall health, and not just bone health.