There are many Vitamin D foods that are naturally available. Though naturally available through ultra violet rays, the body may require extra Vitamin D in the form of food, especially in people who do not get exposure to UV rays of Sun. From a growing kid to elderly people, all require Vitamin D for a perfect bone & joint health.
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Vitamin D is a fat soluble Vitamin. There are two major forms
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) – It is produced in our skin due to exposure to ultraviolet B light from the sun or artificial source and is also available in natural sources of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D does the following functions –
Vitamin D deficiency can result in weakness of bones and joints, thin and brittle bones. Deficiency may cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Vitamin D deficiency may also lead to increased risk of disease related to heart and blood vessels.
As explained above, UV rays – artificial or natural, helps to make Vitamin D in the body. Apart from it, inclusion of the below listed foods with Vitamin D is very beneficial.
Ayurvedic Panchakarma Detoxification therapies such as Vamana, Virechana and Basti treatments help in improving the Agni – digestive strength and to improve the absorption of VItamin D better from the gut.
Ayurvedic oil massage along with steam therapy helps the skin in improving the absorption of sunrays and converting it to vitamin D naturally.