Vitamin D

By: Divya Kolli

Role Of Vitamin D In The Human Body

Vitamin D is very important to the human body. It helps absorb calcium and phosphate so that the body can grow strong bones, have a healthy immune system, maintain weight, and have a normal motor system.


Consequences Of Insufficient Levels In Living Things

Without a proper level of Vitamin D in the body the bones will become brittle, thin, and very weak. The weight and motor functions will fluctuate in an extremely unhealthy way, and the immune system will start to become very weak. The reason this happens is because when there is a very low amount of Vitamin D in the body the brain starts to become slow and deteriorate.


Major Source Of Nutrient In Human's Diet (In What Foods Is It Found)

Vitamin D is not found in many foods naturally and if they are found in food naturally than it is a very small amount. Foods that contain vitamin D unnaturally include milk, breakfast cereal, orange juice, yogurt, food made for the lactose-intolerant, and mushrooms. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, beef, cheese, and eggs have natural vitamin D in it but in extremely small quantities.

Extra Info

Vitamin D can also be found in non-edible sources such as the sun.