Vitamin D is a hormone and a vitamin produced by our bodies. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, long known to aid in absorbing and retaining phosphorus and calcium, essential for bone formation.
In lab experiments, Vitamin D has also been shown to inhibit cancer cell development, aid infection prevention, control, and decrease inflammation. In addition, vitamin D receptors may be found in various organs and tissues throughout the body, suggesting that it has essential functions beyond bone health, and researchers are currently researching these possibilities.
Women aged 51 to 71 receive 308 IU of vitamin D per day when the required dose is 600 IU. Furthermore, 1 billion people globally suffer from vitamin D deficiency, with bone thinning illness rising in a few countries.