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How vitamin D keeps you young and thin

Your body needs vitamins and certain nutrients to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D is one of them. Although not technically a vitamin — it's actually a fat-soluble hormone that transforms into vitamin D in your body — it's important to several different bodily processes. It's not commonly found in foods, but is added to some processed foods. It's also available in supplement form.  Optimally, your body will make vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight; hence, it's also known as the sunshine vitamin. As mentioned, it plays a number of roles in the body, including helping the gut absorb calcium necessary for strong bones, modulating cell growth and optimizing your neuromuscular and immune functions.  Read more....

 

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