Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.
If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).
Here are three more surprising benefits of vitamin D.
- Reduction of the risk of multiple sclerosis
- Decreasing the chances of developing heart disease
- Boost immunity against flu and other forms of respiratory tract infection either acute or chronic
- Reduces the occurrence of depression
- Helps in weight loss