I forgot my vitamin D on my last minute road trip, so I procured some. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which means it’s absorbed with fat and stored in the body’s fatty tissue. It helps the body regulate the absorbtion of calcium and phosphorous, which helps the bones and teeth. It also aids in immune function (helps fight illness and disease) and helps to alleviate depression.
Dubbed the “Sunshine vitamin” it is produced by the body in response to skin exposure to sunlight. In the winter, it’s much harder to obtain the right amount of vitamin D, so it’s best to supplement.
Deficiency symptoms include soft bones and generally not feeling well (tiredness and feeling achy). A simple blood test performed by your doctor can determine your vitamin D level.
If you are vegan/vegetarian, make sure the vitamin D is suitable. It will state on the packaging.