VITAMIN D- ITS IMPORTANCE IN OUR BODY

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 ABOUT VITAMIN D :

TYPE OF VITAMIN D- D2(ERGOCALCIFEROL) AND D3(CHOLECALCIFEROL)

Action: For calcium metabolism[Absorption of calcium]

What Happens If you Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D?

EFFECT OF DEFICIENCY :

1) RICKETS {children’s disease caused by a lack of vitamin-D}

2) OESTEOMALACIA :  Osteomalacia  is the softening of the bones caused by impaired bone metabolism primarily due to inadequate levels of available phosphatecalcium, and vitamin D, or because of resorption of calcium.

WHY DO WE NEED VITAMIN D?

Vitamin d is very imp. because of the following reasons:

  • Extremely important for the formation of teeth and bones.
  • Regulates and boosts resistance to infections
  • Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management.
  • Plays a very imp. role in preventing diseases like rickets and oesteomalacia.

How Much Vitamin D Do you Need?

DAILY REQUIREMENT:

  • Infants 0-12 months – 400 IU (10 mcg).
  • Children 1-18 years – 600 IU (15 mcg).
  • Adults to age 70 – 600 IU (15 mcg).
  • Adults over 70 – 800 IU (20 mcg)

NOTE: THERE CAN BE VARIATION IN THE DAILY REQUIREMENT OF VITAMIN D SO IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM THEN PLEASE CONSULT TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE DAILY REQUIREMENT. 

SOURCES OF VITAMIN D:

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  1. Sunlight
  2. Milk
  3. Yogurt
  4. Cheese
  5. Butter
  6. Orange
  7. Sprouted seeds
  8. Mushroom
  9. Sunflower seeds
  10. Wheat Germ
  11. soybeans
  12. Tofu
  13. Fish
  14. Fish liver oil
  15. Egg

In my opinion orange juice,cheese and sprouted seeds are very beneficial.

EFFECT WHEN TAKEN IN EXCESS-

-Taking too much calcium can weaken your bones.

 

 

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