Vitamin D

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) has everyone knows is essential to bone and teeth formation in children, but it also helps in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system, and supports cognition especially in older people. Vitamin D assists in the functioning of the thyroid gland. D plays a role in blood clotting, and helps in the assimilation of phosphorus and calcium.

Symptoms of deficiency includes rickets in children, loss of energy, phosphorus retention in the kidneys, myopia, diarrhea, nervousness, poor metabolism, diabetes, and poor teeth formation.

It is best taken with calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A and C.

It is canceled out by mineral oils.

Foods containing Vitamin D include:

    Cereals – Bran, corn.

    Dairy – Real butter, Raw whole cow’s/goat’s/camel’s milk (i.e. not fortified/homogenized), fermented milk, egg yolk, yoghurt.

    Fruits – Bananas, saguaro cactus.

    Herbs and Spices – Fenugreek, thyme, watercress.

    Meats – Chicken.

    Seeds/Nuts – Amaranth

    Seafood – Eel, fish liver oil, salmon, sardines, tuna.

    Other – Sunlight.

Other Vitamins
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Biotin and PABA
Folic Acid and Pantothenic Acid
Inositol
Choline
Iron

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11 thoughts on “Vitamin D

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  7. Actually on the topic of Vitamin D I just found that these days, with the progress in science and technology, performing a vitamin D test is now possible even at home. It is not necessary to visit the doctor anymore to get this test performed. There are blood test spot kits available and you can take help of these kits to do it all by yourself. The finger is punctured at a spot to obtain a small amount of blood on a different kind of paper called blotting paper. The result is easy to read. I tested myself and found I did have a minor deficiency.

  8. Vitamin D behaves so inside the body that it’s classified as a hormone. It’s in an important task known as the mineral homeostasis that deals with the regulation of the gene expression as well as that of cellular differentiation. Vitamin D may be the only known substance which stimulates the procedure for absorption of calcium as well as the phosphorus present in food into the small intestine, particularly in the jejunum region, and also increases the kidney’s capacity in the re-absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which makes it essential to keep up with the power of these minerals along the way of blood and bone mineralization.

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