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Vitamin D improves both physical and mental health!

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Did you know that… Vitamin D (Vit D) improves both physical and mental health?

Allow me to share with you some facts published in the National Library of Medicine.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is produced when ultraviolet rays (UVB rays) from sunlight, strike the skin and trigger the synthesis of Vit D from cholesterol.

Vit D helps

  • the body to absorb calcium (which is needed for building bones and teeth)
  • reduce inflammation
  • genes, which control cell production, differentiation, and apoptosis (cell self-destruction).

Vit D is also involved in cell growth, nerve, muscle and immune function.

Vit D deficiency in children leads to soft, thin, brittle bodies called rickets, which cause the bones to bend.

Vit D deficiency in adults causes bone pain and muscle weakness and is called osteomalacia


With ageing, men and in particular women, are at risk of developing osteoporosis, where bones become fragile and may fracture if one falls. Osteoporosis is a result of long-term deficiencies in both Calcium and Vit D.

According to a review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers found that low vitamin D concentration is associated with depression.

As you can see, Vit D is very important for both physical and mental health.

Let me share with you where to get Vit D from...

Natural sources:

  • Sunshine (20 minutes per day)

Plant sources:

  • Mushrooms

Animal sources:

  • Fatty fish e.g. salmon, tuna, mackerel, swordfish, sardines,
  • Cod liver oil,
  • Beef liver
  • Cheese
  • Egg yolks

And, vitamin D supplements.

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