6Facts About Vitamin D:
It may come as a surprise that vitamin D is not a real vitamin. As a matter of fact, vitamin D is rather a micronutrient that the body processes and uses to fulfill several essential functions. It is a prohormone, which the body turns into a hormone.
In principle, your body derives this vitamin from the sunlight, particularly UV-B radiation. When your skin absorbs sun rays, they respond to certain chemicals, namely 7 –dehydrocholesterol, to produce vitamin D. Bear in mind that a 15 minute exposure to direct sunlight is more than enough to secure the daily required amount of this vitamin.
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