It is a well established fact that Vitamin D assists in Calcium absorption and contributes to strong bones. Recently increased range of scientific evidence suggests that apart from Calcium absorption, Vitamin D may offer wide range of health benefits such as reduced risk of falls among older persons, reduced risk of fractures, reduced risk of Cancers and reduced risk of Diabetes.

According to a study published in September 2010 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggest that daily intake of Vitamin D reduced all cause of mortality by 7%. If we look at the sources of Vitamin D, sunlight is the cheapest source of Vitamin D. In presence of sunlight body itself synthesizes Vitamin D. Sun light fulfills 80% of our Vitamin D’s requirement. But who thought, that cheap sunshine vitamin would be the hot debate in this century.

The Vitamin D, which is very easier to get from almighty Sun, now days, became a white elephant. According to a research study published in Indian Journal Medical Research indicates that Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in almost all age groups in healthy Indian subjects from both urban and semi-urban population. Even majority of Doctors these days are making statement that everyone from all age groups is at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is linked with conditions such as Osteoporosis, Low birth weight babies, Increased risk of cancers (especially colon, prostate and breast), Diabetes, Hypertension, Multiple sclerosis, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), Macular degeneration, Rheumatoid arthritis, tendency to fall and Chronic pain. So what could be the reason behind widespread deficiency? If we take 2 minutes to think of deficiency factors, most of the factors are unavoidable.

Living in limited sun exposure conditions such as air conditioned houses, offices, traveling in cars & public transport, use of sun screen lotions, vegetarian diets, obesity and dark skin are linked to contribute to Vitamin D deficiency. Looking at our life style, Vitamin D supplements are wise choice to prevent deficiency, which are convenient, cost effective and easily available. One should choose Vitamin D3 based supplements as Vitamin D3 is an active and absorbable form of Vitamin D and more effective than plain Vitamin D alone. Before buying Vitamin D3 based supplements, one should always buy from reputed quality oriented companies such as Nature’s Bounty.

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