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VITAMIN D :The sunshine nutrient

//VITAMIN D :The sunshine nutrient

VITAMIN D :The sunshine nutrient

Vitamin D is a very important micronutrient that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Vitamin D plays a number of crucial roles within our body, including:

  • Keeping our bones strong
  • Keeping our immune system healthy
  • Increasing the strength of our muscles

The best source of vitamin D is the sun. So if you live in a place that doesn’t get a lot of sun, or if you don’t get outside much, you might not be getting enough vitamin D.

A multi-pronged approach

To get enough vitamin D, choose foods that are higher in vitamin D (like oily fish), spend a little more time outside, and try a vitamin D supplement.

DNAFit Tip – Find out if your genes predispose you to require even more vitamin D than normal through a gene test. The Vitamin D Receptor gene (VDR) influences bone health. Different people have different versions of this gene, which can require them to have either the normal amount or a raised amount of vitamin D.

Courtesy: DNA FIT

By | 2018-05-12T02:35:15+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Nutrigenomics|0 Comments

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