During the COVID pandemic, some evidence emerged suggesting that Vitamin D offered protection against the virus. Aside from that, Vitamin D provides myriad health benefits. Vitamin D boosts immune health and, by aiding calcium absorption, helps build bones. There’s some evidence that Vitamin D can fight off depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Furthermore, Vitamin D appears to play a role in protecting against breast and prostate cancer, as well as reducing the risk of heart disease and helping with weight loss. The daily requirement of Vitamin D can be obtained through diet, supplements, or 10 to 30 minutes of sun exposure.
- Vitamin D supplements can come from plant based sources and is generally great for your immune system.
- Vitamin D helps keep strong healthy bones as well as help with any negative side effects that not getting enough sun light can cause.
- There are some studies that say it might help with depression but it seems particularly effective when their is a deficiency which is causing seasonal depressive disorder.
““Researchers suggest about 10-30 minutes of sun exposure daily to meet your vitamin D needs,” she says, cautioning that vitamin D becomes more of a concern in the colder months with less time outside and less exposure to the sun,” But it takes weeks to get your D levels up to where it should be.