Increasing interest in the nutrient
Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin” as it is also called because we humans are able to synthesise it in our skin, has attracted an increasing amount of attention from science over the past years. Traditionally, vitamin D is known for its role in supporting healthy bones and teeth, but there is much more.
Vitamin D receptors in all tissues
We humans also need vitamin D for maintaining a normal, well-functioning immune system, we need it for normal functioning of our muscles, for normal cell division, and a host of other functions. In fact, we have vitamin D receptors in the cells in virtually all parts of our body, which gives us a clue of how important this nutrient is for our health.