Intakes of Vitamin D defends against viral infections
| Wednesday, May 2 2012 12:38PM IST
New Delhi: Commonly, it is believed and said that Vitamins and minerals are essential for our body but Vitamin D is considered significant among all. It helps in keeping the bones healthy. The natural source for vitamin D is sunshine, which causes the body to make vitamin D. Apart from all those it has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, in recent study it has been found that intake of Vitamin D supplementation could defend better against viral infections, as per the reports.As per the reports, this protection against viral infections can be specially during the season of autumn and winter.As per the researchers, Vitamin D supplementation, especially in older populations, could make stronger people's innate immunity against viral infections.Vitamin D is also beneficial for us as it has major role in our body as it helps the body in absorbing calcium from food and it also strengthens the bones.On the other hand, Vitamin D is mainly found in fatty fish like salmon and tuna, and in small amounts in mushrooms, cheese and egg yolks.It can be said that Vitamin D is significantly important for human health.