There are various information regarding Vitamin D provided in this book; some you may have known before and others you will be surprised to hear for the first time. Basically, vitamin D is known as steroid vitamin, which is a set of prohormones that are fat-soluble. This motivates the metabolism as well as absorption of phosphorous and calcium. Persons who regularly receive normal levels of sunlight have no need for supplements of vitamin D as this sunlight enhances adequate synthesis of vitamin D in the human skin.
But why does the body require vitamin D? Research shows that this component is vital for the metabolism and absorption of the previously mentioned phosphorous and calcium which are known to have several different functions, particularly the growth and development of strong and healthy bones. In addition, various researches carried out in the area of diet and how it affects health and wellness found that the level of vitamin D that is in a person’s body when he or she starts a diet of low-calorie, will predict success in weight loss. This shows the significant role that vitamin D plays in weight loss.
Humans receive vitamin D from supplements, food and naturally from exposure to the sun. It is described as being biologically inert which has to go through two types of hydroxylation reactions before it performs any activity in the human body.
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Sixty (60) years old Author, Reina Lewis, found out the hard way the relevance of vitamin D for bone health. She like several patients was not aware of the fact that her vitamin D level was significantly low. She is now fighting the battle of osteoporosis. She found out that if she had known earlier about the risk factors associated with her condition, she would not be dealing with this current problem. The aim of this book is to recommend to women, particularly those who are making effort to stay healthy, to have their vitamin D level examined so it can be dealt with quickly if the levels are found to be inadequate. This risk assessment for vitamin D will undoubtedly aid women in recognizing the danger factors for the condition of osteoporosis and to equip them with the power to make .necessary decisions regarding the health of their bones. Reina advises her readers that the requirement for adequate levels of vitamin D (3) is 10-15 minutes of sun exposure at a minimum of two times each week (without sunscreen) and the sun should come in contact with the back, hands, arms and face. It should be importantly noted also that if the sun exposure is longer, this causes the extra supply of vitamin to be degraded just as quickly as the generation process.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 32 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.08 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1480238597