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Nutrition Nugget - Vitamin D

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

We all want to function at our best and it starts at the plate. How and what we eat is a very important element of our overall health. At times, it seems like there is too much information to process about nutrition. It is not helped by the marketing practices of health products. This can lead to confusion and frustration. When we are frustrated, we tend to throw our hands up and quit. We are not going to let you quit. To help you make sense of the sea of information, we will break it down into simplified nuggets.

Today's Nutrition Nugget is about Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a micro-nutrient. This means the body needs these in very small amounts. Vitamin D is a group of micro-nutrient compounds. This means each compound has a slightly different function in your body. Vitamin D is fat soluble. This means Vitamin D can be stored in the body for future use. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous which are important to bone health. Helps in the regulation of cell growth. It also is important to your immune system. Vitamin D can also be generated through sun exposure. This is through the UV light which can cause health issues with excessive exposure.