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Shedding light on vitamin D

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Filed under: Nutrients, Vitamin D
Vitamin D is sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin” because sunlight causes your body to produce it. However, you can get some vitamin D from your diet too.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body produces when your skin is exposed to sunlight, but there are ways to get it from foods too. It helps your body absorb calcium and maintains the calcium and phosphate your bones need to form and grow. It also contributes to cell growth, immunity, and nerve and muscle function, and it can help reduce inflammation. In addition, it plays key roles in reducing your risk of many adverse health conditions, including depression, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and others. Read more...

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