This is a powerful nutrient for glands, it aids in absorption and utilization of minerals. This vitamin also stabilizes bones and teeth. It is also vital for growth, your muscles, heart, thyroid, and used for certain types of cancer. This vitamin also enhances your immunity. Vitamin D has been found to be deficient in African Americans, and Asian culture the most. These cultures don’t spend enough time in the sun, and they live in a place that lacks the sun. Their diet also lacks the nutrition that contains this vital nutrient causing a deficiency.
The liver and kidney convert foods that contain Vitamin d, making it accessible for the body to access and use. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is made from the food we eat. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is made from the sunlight. Vitamin D5 is synthetic. Sunlight is converted to Vitamin D3, and this stabilizes minerals (i.e., calcium) in the body. Now it is easier to understand why African Americans, and Asians that are climates with far less sunlight exposure would become deficient in Vitamin D. You can get vitamin d from the herb’s alfalfa, horsetail, nettle, and parsley just to name a few. Some of the foods that vitamin d can be found in are dandelion greens, lettuce, oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, and watercress.
If you would like to know more about vitamins and minerals you can read Health Dictionaries from Llaila O. Afrika. Paying attention to your Vitamin D levels, and other vitamins are important, become informed. Your health is your birthright! Not a privilege.