vitamin D3 is the only vitamin that is manufactured in the body when exposed to ultraviolet sunlight, by converting 7-hydrococholesterol into dihydroxy D3, this vitamin plays a key role in the health of the body in general, and bone health in particular, and vitamin D3 acts as a hormone to control calcium, phosphorus and bone metabolism levels.
Sources of vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is obtained mainly from the sun, but many people do not get their vitamin need because they are not exposed to the sun enough, i.e. at least 15 minutes. Vitamin-containing nutrients, such as: beef, liver, eggs, cheese, bread, orange juice, subsidized milk, fish, such as salmon, sardines, and fish products, such as fish liver oil, doctors are advised to eat about 2000 to 5000 IU daily. Vitamin-containing medications and supplements, under medical supervision, to avoid interference with other medications.
The benefits of vitamin D3
Facilitates the absorption of calcium in the bones and the binding of phosphorus, thereby improving the health of the bones and musculoskeletal system. Improves mood, alerts neurotransmitters to maintain emotional balance, and enhances the ability to concentrate. Improves hair and skin health. Reduces the risk of multiple sclerosis. Reduces the impact of certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, blood pressure, breast cancer, colon cancer, and heart disease. Improves and strengthens dental health. Regulates and activates cell growth in the body. Protects the brain from the effect of chemical toxins.