The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is fat soluble and can be acquired through sunlight or diet.  Ultraviolet sun rays act on the oils of the skin to produce the vitamin, which is then absorbed into the body. When taken orally, vitamin D is absorbed with fats through the intestinal walls. Vitamin D helps use calcium and phosphorous necessary for strong bones and teeth. Taken with vitamins A and C it can aid in preventing colds. Vitamin D also helps in the treatment of conjunctivitis ( inflammation/infection of the outer membrane of the eyeball and inner eyelid)

 

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