Vitamin D benefits
Metabolism. The most vital function of Vitamin D is enhancing the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, which are important for proper development of bones and teeth, regulate blood pressure and heartbeat rate. Also, it inhibits release of parathyroid hormone that reabsorbs bone tissue.
Immunity. Involved in production of white blood cells, also called leukocytes or leucocytes, which protect the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders.
Food with Vitamin D
mg / 100g
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms
- frequent bone fractures
- bone pain
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 10 mcg/day
Children (1 to 13 Years): 15 mcg /day
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 15 mcg /day
Adults (19 and older): 15 – 20 mcg /day
Lactating Women: 15 mcg /day
Pregnant Women: 15 mcg /day