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Discover how important vitamin D is for your body

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin mainly responsible for the absorption of calcium, an important mineral for the proper functioning of the body

Not only is it responsible for the absorption of calcium, it also fulfills other functions in the body, which we will mention to you today.

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Vitamin D is important for improving the immune system, keeping muscles, bones and teeth healthy and strong, it helps improve the state of depression, it helps the cardiovascular system function, it improves the maintenance of diabetes and reduces diseases such as osteoporosis.

It can be obtained from different sources, one of them is the skin since the body forms vitamin D naturally after exposure to the sun. The recommended thing is an exposure of 5 to 15 minutes a day during the first hours of the day or the last hours of the afternoon, where the exposure is better.

Another important source is from diet. This vitamin is found in high concentrations in foods such as fish, liver, mushrooms, and fortified foods, and can also be supplemented through supplements such as D3 and D2.

Its absorption is important since by reducing calcium levels different functions of the body can be compromised.

Among other factors that affect it are; obesity, intestinal malabsorption. not sunbathing, being of legal age or dark skinned and dieting very low in fat.

Having a light exposure to the sun daily and a balanced diet is enough to keep vitamin D levels in optimal condition.

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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