Vitamin D

Disclaimer:

I’m not a professional/nutritionist or a doctor; this is just the result of research that I’ve done for myself that I am sharing.  Please research for yourself and don’t forget to consult/discuss with your healthcare provider!

 

The next nutrient is Vitamin D.  This is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids that are responsible for enhancing our intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate & zinc.  It is also essential for strong bones.  We especially need D3 & D2.  Vitamin D is not natural to milk; it is “fortified” with the vitamin.  Vitamin D maintains blood calcium & phosphorus balance & assists in calcium metabolism.

Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, there are limited food sources for vitamin D; it is important to make sure we are getting enough sunlight & supplementing if we are not getting enough.  The food sources are fatty fish, beef liver and egg yolks.  Also, fortified foods also potentially would have this vitamin.  Just check the label to confirm.

Check out the Vitamin D council information on getting enough vitamin d and info on sunlight exposure.

 

 

 

Sources:

Wikipedia

WebMD

Vitamin D Council

 

Here’s another link with additional information…Vitamin D

 

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