Recently, there has been a lot of talk about vitamin D deficiency in Australia. This sounds a bit strange at first, because as you probably know our best source of Vitamin D is from the sun, and there is no shortage of sunshine in Australia. But it seems that many of us spend longer hours indoors or are covering up too well when we are outdoors.
Vitamin D forms when UV light hits the skin. You can get a bit of Vit D from Cod Liver oil, Oily Fish, egg yolk, but the sun is our best and safest source.
Why is Vitamin D so important?
Its main role is to help with the absorption of Calcium and phosphorous from the gut. It then regulates how it’s used and stops the kidneys from excreting Calcium. So there is no point in taking in all the Calcium you need if your body isn’t using it. If you are vitamin D deficient, which more and more people are, you are at risk of some obvious diseases such as Osteoporosis and some not so obvious diseases as diabetes, stroke, Heart disease, HBP, dep...