VITAMIN D is a fat-soluble vitamin, read more…

Vitamin D (calciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that is produced primarily by the skin in the presence of sunlight (UVB rays). In this respect vitamin D differs from all other vitamins, which can be supplied primarily through the diet. It is particularly advisable to increase your dietary intake of vitamin D in the darker winter months, when the body has a limited ability to produce sufficient quantities of this vitamin.

The vitamin D contributes to
– the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
– normal absorption and utilisation of calcium
– normal cell division
– normal function of the immune system
– the maintenance of normal muscle function

The following groups of people may have higher vitamin D requirements:
Children and adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women and elderly people.

Sources: Liver, fatty fish, such as herring or salmon, and eggs

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