“Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
Despite being required for many critical functions in the body, vitamin D is commonly associated only with healthy bones due to its roles in promoting calcium absorption from the digestive system and maintaining an optimum calcium-to-phosphorus ratio. However, this important vitamin also has many additional health benefits. These include helping ensure a healthy immune response, proper cognitive functions, and normal glucose metabolism, as well as reducing inflammation. Vitamin D also helps protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers such as breast, colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
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