Vitamin D is important for your body to function and keep healthy. It helps in keeping your bones strong and your immune system in top condition. Vitamin D is not manufactured naturally by our body, rather it is manufactured only after our skin has been exposed to sunlight. The sunlight falls on our skin triggering the required energy to produce Vitamin D in our body. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium which in turns helps in keeping our bones strong. Without Vitamin D, our bones would gradually become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
Vitamin D can be absorbed into our body from Foods, supplement and indirectly from sunlight. Supplement is helpful during the winter times when sunlight is weak and not that often. As for food, some people may not be eating the food that contains Vitamin D. It is quite common for people to experience various side effects when they first started taking Vitamin D Supplement. But over the course of time, you will be fine. If at all, the side effects continues and does not go away, you need to stop taking the supplement and consult your family physician right away.