|Sunshine Vitamin||Darrell Miller||11/14/13|
November 14, 2013 09:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D is a nutrient used to regulate phosphorous and calcium needed for formation and growth of strong bones. The body through a chemical reaction acquires this vitamin when one is exposed to direct sunlight for about five to fifteen minutes. This vitamin is rarely found in foods, and therefore, if you fail to get direct sunlight, you can supplements that are used to boost vitamin D levels. Therefore, if you stay indoors most of your time, you may lack this important nutrient and you are at risks of suffering from osteoporosis, hearth diseases, multiple sclerosis, and rickets due to vitamin D deficiency. In addition, vitamin D has been known to improve the body immune system and prevents autoimmune and cancer diseases.
What does Sun Can Do
Vitamin D3, also known as sunshine vitamin, is stored in the body when sunlight is exposed to the skin for about 15 minutes. Sun has Ultraviolet B (UVB) light, which when it strike the skin, a natural chemical reaction is initiated which converts cholesterol under the skin to yield vitamin D3. When exposure is done continuously for 6 days, the body can get enough of this vitamin for the next 49 sunlight-free days. However, you are warned against long periods of time sunlight exposure, as this has been known to cause skin cancer.
What are the Benefits on the Sun
As stated earlier, there are various benefits of this vitamin. The following are the major:
- It prevents rickets condition among children
- It prevents osteoporosis
- It lowers the risk of getting type 1 diabetes
- It prevents pre-Eclampsia during pregnancy
- It helps to prevent and fight cancer
- It lowers the risk of getting depression and Alzheimer’s (during elderly stage)
- It helps to maintain mental health
Since this vitamin is acquired at no cost, it is advisable to spare a few minutes of your busy daily schedule to get this valuable body vitamin that will improve your health and keep your body fit at all times. Thanks.