The primary source of vitamin D is accessible by stepping outside and into the sunlight. The sun helps synthesize vitamin D in the skin, which then promotes better cognitive health and the growth of strong bones. These are just 2 of the positive effects of vitamin D.
But just as vitamin D is beneficial to your health, a lack of it may lead to illness.
Science recognizes many associations between vitamin D deficiency and poor health outcomes. Taking vitamin D supplements and safely enjoying sunny days outdoors to increase your vitamin D naturally are effective ways to improve your health. It also helps reduce the risk of multiple diseases.
Food is not the best source of vitamin D, although some foods are fortified with vitamin D, like milk. Salmon, egg yolks, fortified cereal and orange juice can be good sources of vitamin D.
Let’s take a deeper look at several illnesses that result from a vitamin D deficiency.
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