The Monitor Journal: Studies have shown that vitamin D has life-enhancing effects, which is used to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
Vitamin D benefits
Calcium and phosphate help keep teeth, muscles and bones strong and healthy. Health experts recommend using vitamin D supplements during the winter to keep your immune system strong and protect against seasonal illnesses. However, between April and September, the body can produce enough of the vitamin from the sun.
A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) indicated that vitamin D supplementation is most effective in people over the age of 70. In addition, researchers have found that vitamin D supplements are effective in strengthening bones and reducing the risk of fractures in the event of a fall.
Vitamin D sources
Vitamin D can be found in foods such as:
– salted fish
– mackerel (or mackerel)
– red meat