This vitamin comes in several different forms and essentially helps the absorption of calcium and other vitamins and minerals in the blood. It also helps tooth and bone formation so prevents osteoporosis. It also aids muscle and nerve function.
This vitamin is present in many food types and in supplements however another source is the sun. Direct contact with natural sunlight can greatly boost the production of Vitamin D in the body, whilst making sure that precautions are taken not to get burnt.
Vitamin D can be found in:
- Dairy products (milk, butter, egg yolks)
- Tuna and sardines
- Cod liver oil
- Leafy green vegetables (spinach)
- Sun exposure