What is Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble (dissolves in fats and oil) vitamin with many positive health effects. In humans, vitamin D is unique pro hormone, the “sunshine vitamin” that is produced endogenously on the skin when in contact with ultraviolet rays of sunlight. Vitamin D is long been known to be vital for bone health. Growing evidence shows that lack of Vitamin D is linked to many diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, depression, rickets, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases and infections, asthma, many cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Everyone needs Vitamin D but some need it more crucially such as children below 3, pregnant and lactating women, people with limited sun exposure, elderly people, people at risk for osteoporosis, dark skinned and vegans.