THE "SUNLIGHT" VITAMIN
Vitamin D is made in our skin when we are
exposed to sunlight and through our food (especially fish). Children from 0-2 years
should have vitamin D as drops.
Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children
and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteoma-lacia and osteoporosis).
Vitamin D is also vital for other important
body functions. Depression, allergies and certain cancers have been tied to vitamin D efficiency. Mild vitamin D deficiency is not necessarily associated with any symptoms.
Low levels of the vitamin has also been associated with cardiovascular disease. Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weak-ness can suggest that you have a vitamin D deficiency.