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How to Maintain Vitamin D Levels at Home & Boost Immune System

Vivek Verma
Vivek Verma
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Keeping our immune system strong is the need of present time. There are various researches that are showing Vitamin D deficiency with higher mortality rate in Coronavirus (COVID-19). Sufficient levels of Vitamin D in human body strengthens the immunity. Apart from weak immunity, lack of Vitamin D causes other problems also. Back pain, hair loss, muscle pain, obesity issues & even depression are some examples.

Vitamin D is fat soluble & is best synthesized in body in the presence of sunlight. Diet alone makes it difficult to fulfil vitamin D levels. Plus, our modern lifestyle has forced us all indoors, getting enough sunlight has become a major task for all of us.

Tips to Get Sufficient Vitamin D at Home:

1. Many people are unaware about how common is Vitamin D deficiency. A simple blood test can help in identifying Vitamin D levels.

2. Vitamin D is the major contributor for a healthy immune system. It helps in protecting us from respiratory infections, heart diseases & risk of diabetes. The best & natural source of Vitamin D is sun. 10-15 minutes of sun exposure is more than enough for improving Vitamin D levels in the body. Make sure to take 10 minutes out from your daily routine to spend them under sun. Morning and Evening sunlight is beneficial, avoid sun between 12 pm-4 pm. Just exposing your arms & legs to sunlight will work.

3. After you are sorted with sun, there are some food sources that will help in getting some Vitamin D. These are Curd, cottage cheese, Milk, Tuna, sardine, mackerel, salmon, egg yolks, shiitake mushrooms.

4. Many people in India are also vegetarians & don’t consume dairy also. It is thus recommended to take vitamin D supplements to maintain its levels at home. There are various tablets & syrups for Vitamin D supplementation. However, syrups are more recommended because they have better absorption. One should avoid Vitamin D shots & injections.

Since Vitamin D is a fat soluble Vitamin, it is recommended to take it in controlled dosage & not in excess. Water soluble vitamins can be passed in urine & in sweat, but fat soluble vitamins remains in our bodies.

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