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1.    DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function
2.    EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart

 

According to EFSA, vitamin D: 

 

3.    contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus
4.    contributes to normal blood calcium levels
5.    contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
6.    contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function
7.    contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth
8.    contributes to the normal function of the immune system
9.    has a role in the process of cell division
 

 

 

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Why we need vitamin D

Vitamin D3, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ provides multiple benefits throughout your body. Vitamin D plays a key role in the body’s immune response. 
The vitamin D receptor is expressed on immune B cells, T cells, and antigen-presenting cells, and as such vitamin D modulates both the innate and adaptive immune responses. It should also be noted that deficiency in vitamin D is directly associated with an increased risk of autoimmunity, and an increased susceptibility to infections. As such, vitamin D plays an important role in supporting the normal function of a healthy immune system by enhancing the pathogen-fighting effects of monocytes and macrophages (white blood cells that are a vital part of your immune defence) and actively decreasing inflammation. All of this helps to support the immune response and enables your immune system to proactively defend against acute respiratory infections and pneumonia.

Vitamin D3 is also highly regarded for its role in assisting both muscle and bone structures by enhancing the absorption of calcium in the small intestine. As it circulates through your bloodstream, vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which in turn helps to keep your bones strong, reducing the risk of fractures and improves muscle strength. Further, when we have sufficient levels of vitamin D3 in our diet, we increase our potential for achieving a higher peak bone mass in adulthood, which thereby helps to prevent osteoporosis.

However, if your body doesn't have enough vitamin D available to effectively absorb calcium, it will draw calcium from your bones instead, which in turn causes the bones to weaken, and if allowed to progress can potentially lead to fractures and osteoporosis. 

According to EFSA, vitamin D:
 
  • contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus
  • contributes to normal blood calcium levels
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function
  • contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth
  • contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  • has a role in the process of cell division

Risk factors

Not only will individual traits such as skin color, body weight and living conditions increase the risk of an insufficient vitamin D status, different life stages will have an impact, too. Below you will find the most important groups at risk of a low vitamin D status.
Groups at risk of low vitamin D that may benefit from supplementation​:
 
  • Babies and young children, and adolescents who spend little time playing outside​. 
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women​. 
  • People over the age of 65 (the skin is less apt to produce vitamin D as we age)​. 
  • People with darker skin tones (Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean and people of Middle Eastern descent living in northern climates)​. 
  • People who cover most of their skin when outside​. 
  • People living further north will be exposed to sunlight that is not strong enough to induce vitamin D synthesis in the skin.  
  • Anyone who spends very little time outside during late spring and summer (the housebound, shop or office workers, night shift workers, etc.).​ 
  • People living and working in areas with high levels of pollution in the air.  

Age​ 
Older people tend to lose their appetite, reduce their intake of vitamin D3-rich foods such as fatty fish and spend more time inside than their younger counterparts. Also, the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin decreases with age.

Skin type​ 
People with dark skin need up to 6 times more sunlight exposure than those with fair skin. 

Sunscreen​ 
We get around 80% of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure. However, the use of sunscreen reduces the amount of sunlight that reaches the skin and reduces the vitamin D3 production in the skin. 

Overweight and obesity​ 
Research has found that serum 25(OH)D is about 20% lower in obese people. One likely factor causing this dilution is the increased volume of fat, but also because overweight people are more likely to wear clothes that cover up their bodies and thus limit skin exposure to the sun. 

Physical inactivity 
In our muscles, vitamin D3 deficiency is associated with a decline in neuromuscular function, strength, walking speed, and balance. By increasing your daily levels of physical activity outdoors and exercise, you help to counteract these negative effects, whilst also creating more opportunities to stimulate your body’s own production of vitamin D3.

Latitude/season​ 
In general, supplementation is recommended during the winter months to people living at latitudes of 40n and above. The skin is unable to produce vitamin D from October to March as the available sunlight is not strong enough.