Vitamin D - why is it needed?
We get vitamin D mainly from the sun, and as people from the north, we have learned that in the dark winter months, it is better to take vitamin D from a jar. However, in light of current knowledge, vitamin D should be taken all year. When we do get to enjoy the sun, we must carefully protect our skin from burning by using appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Sunscreens, on the other hand, prevent UVB radiation from reaching the skin, which is necessary for the synthesis of vitamin D. It is also difficult to get enough vitamin D from food. Of the foods, natural vitamin D3 is found significantly only in fish. At Ruohonjuuri, we also have plenty of plant-based vitamin D preparations for the joy of vegans!
Health benefits of vitamin D
Vitamin D promotes the normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, the normal blood calcium level, the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, and the maintenance of normal muscle function. Vitamin D also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and participates in the process of cell division.
Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, we recommend taking it with a meal, when the fats in the food help absorption. Vitamin D has so many important functions in terms of your well-being that its use should not be forgotten.