Vitamin D is nicknamed the sunshine vitamin, because it is synthesized by the human body when the individual is exposed to sunlight. However, this star of the vitamins does not get as much good publicity as we might think. Of course, exposure to the sun's rays reduces vitamin D deficiency, but overexposure (more than 2 hours) can cause risks, from burns to skin cancer. Vitamin D actively participates in the intestinal absorption of several minerals including zinc, magnesium and phosphate.
So as soon as we realize the importance of vitamin D we seek to learn about its benefits
Better health for pregnant women and their babies
Future mothers are more at risk of hypertension.. They can also give birth prematurely to babies born with a low weight and a lack of immunity which makes them asymathetic. On the other hand, vitamin D reduces the risk of obesity and autism in children
Srengthens the immune system
People with respiratory disorders like allergies, asthma and winter ailments are less exposed to outside invaders. This is how the immune system produces more antibodies during flu and colds.
A sufficiently high level of vitamin D can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes because it assists the pancreas in producing insulin.
To have better bones
Vitamin D and calcium work together to shape bone structure and aid its maintenance. Two diseases can occur in case of vitamin D deficiency: rickets and osteomalacia in adults and finally osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who suffer from hormonal problems. Rickets is a disease manifested by softening of the bones and their deformation. Children with malnutrition are the most affected.
Reduces the risk of cancer
Vitamin D protects us from the risk of breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, as some of the cells in the body are less likely to deteriorate
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems.
A study seems to indicate that vitamin D regulates the cardiovascular system because it prevents bad cholesterol from clogging up the arteries and it also regulates blood pressure which helps the heart to function properly
Preserves the brain
A lack of vitamin D can have a bad impact on a person’s cognitive functioning such as Alzheimer's, dementia, chronic headaches and finally depression and psychological behavioral disorders for people who have a serotonin deficiency. It is a good mood neurotransmitter
Vitamin D levels vary depending on a person's age and living conditions. Thus, the older we get, the more vitamin D is consumed. Despite its benefits, there are other virtues which have yet to be proven scientifically because, if there is an overdose, vitamin D can also generate side effects such as weakness, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, a metallic taste in the mouth. It is therefore better to ask a doctor or pharmacist about the required dosage of vitamin D.