Vitamin D 🌞
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced by ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight🌞
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal bone mineralization and to prevent muscle cramps. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling.
Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including reduction of inflammation as well as cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and glucose metabolism. Vitamin D supports pregnancy, helps with depression, helps reduce cardiovascular disease and reduces arthritis 💪🏻
Vitamin D naturally occurs in oily fish such as trout, salmon and tuna as well as beef liver, cheese, egg yolks and mushrooms 🍄 Milk is fortified with vitamin D 🥛
RDA for vitamin D is 800IU