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VITAMIN D: AN ESSENTIAL VITAMIN

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Vitamin D has many important roles in your body. It exists in two forms: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) or colecaciferol (vitamin D3). As well as the absorption of calcium, vitamin D is responsible for the absorption of the essential mineral phosphate from your intestines. Other important roles include:

  • helping to fight infection
  • muscle function
  • cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation
  • respiratory system, for healthy lungs and airways
  • brain development.

This article was included in issue 69 (summer 2016) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter.

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