Vitamin D Top 3 Health Benefits [Infographic]

Vitamin D Top 3 Health Benefits
Infographic from Health with a Bite of Science



What is Vitamin D

Vitamin D acts as a hormone and is thought to play an important role in many human body functions and systems including the vascular, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.

It also plays a role in bone and skin health, and in body weight management (including carbohydrate and fat metabolism).


Vitamin D and Health

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with many medical conditions and chronic diseases including bone loss, kidney disease, digestive issues, lung disorders, diabetes and and heart disease.


Heart Health

A growing number of studies point to Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.


Autoimmune Diseases

There are also number of recent studies indicating a link between Vitamin D deficiency and higher rates or autoimmune disorders and diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Type I Diabetes Mellitus and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which include Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.


Infographic

This infographic from Health with a Bite of Science summarizes three health benefits of Vitamin D.  To read the full article, please visit Top 3 Benefits of Vitamin D.


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