Five reasons we need Vitamin D

This versatile vitamin helps us feel better and make us stronger 

Good bone health

Vitamin D is crucial for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, which is especially important for the maintenance of healthy bones. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.

A healthy heart
Research shows that people with low levels of Vitamin D have a greater risk of developing heart disease, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure compared to people with higher levels of Vitamin D.

Supports your immune system
Vitamin D helps the immune system resist bacteria and viruses. Its anti-inflammatory properties are crucial for the activation of immune system defences.

Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
Vitamin D plays a key role in metabolizing glucose in the food you eat. It stimulates the beta cells in your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that is key for converting food you eat into energy and regulating blood sugar.

Boosts your mood
Research shows that a person’s Vitamin D level may play a role in the risk of seasonal affective disorder. As there is less sunlight in the winter, people tend to produce less Vitamin D, which may affect the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin – a feel-good hormone.