76% Indians have Vitamin D Deficiency or Insufficiency
Vitamin D can be produced entirely by the body with exposure to sunlight. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays interact with a protein called 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin, converting it into vitamin D3, the active form of vitamin D. The major biological function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus; both are critical for building bones and teeth. Studies show that vitamin D can reduce cancer cell growth, help control infections and reduce inflammation. However, despite the availability of plentiful sunshine in India, the deficiency of vitamin D remains high. Spending less time outdoors and staying indoors owing to urbanization and modernization is the main reason for it. Deficiency of vitamin D can cause bone pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, hair loss.
As per FSSAI, RDA for vitamin D is 10mcg or 400IU. The sun is the best source of vitamin D for the human body. Spending 15-20 minutes in the sun (without sunscreen) can provide the body with all of the vitamin D it needs for the day. The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure vitamin D level in your body. Get your test done today!!!