The Role of Vitamin D in Preventing and Treating Disease
Humans in are similar to outdoor plants, we cannot survive without sunshine. Sunshine provides us with Vitamin D. Science has shown that there are Vitamin D receptors in most regions of the body, indicating its importance.
In a country like Australia, approximately 90% of people live in big cities, the majority of whom have minimal sunlight, and hence Vitamin D deficiency. The deficiency is especially prevalent by the end of Winter, early Spring.
Vitamin D is synonymous with bone health but has many other very significant actions. It influences a number of systems including the immune system, musculo skeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and other. Currently the importance of Vitamin D has been highlighted in relation to the COVID19 Pandemic – Vitamin D and C should be at frontline of prevention and treatment.