It was once assumed that Vitamin D deficiency wasn’t an issue in sunny Australia because Vitamin D is largely produced via the action of sunlight on the skin. In more recent years it has become apparent that up to 80% of Australians have sub-optimal levels of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D helps to build and maintain healthy bones, maintain muscle strength and may help decrease the risk of falls and fractures in the elderly. It also assists in calcium absorption and supports healthy immune function.
People with insufficient Vitamin D levels may experience such health concerns as osteoporosis, increased hair loss, muscle weakness, and reduced immune function.
For ways to make sure you're getting enough Vitamin D, visit our lifestyle blog.
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