From Canada to South Africa and every latitude in between, vitamin D deficiency appears to be common, and may be causing a wide range of health issues. It is estimated that, despite the body’s ability to produce vitamin D, about half of the children and adults worldwide have insufficient amounts of vitamin D in their bodies.
Vitamin D is a prohormone that is synthesized by our skin when exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Vitamin D deficiency can occur for a number of reasons, including a limited sunlight exposure. You may be at risk of deficiency if you are homebound, you cover up totally when you step outdoors or have an occupation that prevents much or if any sun exposure. Additionally, if you don’t consume the adequate amounts of vitamin D over time; remembering that vitamin D in foods is also limited; examples include oily fish, egg yolks and beef liver; you may be at risk of a deficiency.
Boost immunity – think ‘colds and flu’
Vitamin D helps boost the body’s immunity by increasing the production of cathelicidin, a protein that helps them fight conditions such as upper respiratory infections . Children getting enough vitamin D daily during the winter reduced their risk of influenza A infection by more than 40%. The latest 2017 review confirms and supports vitamin D’s beneficial effect in lowering the risk of respiratory tract infections .
KABRITA Instant Full Cream Goat Milk contains added vitamin D. One 200ml glass of KABRITA Instant Full Cream Goat Milk (containing 25g of goat milk powder) gives you half of your daily requirement (DRI) for vitamin D . Check out for http://www.kabrita.co.za/category/blog/ for easy local recipes to help boost your Vitamin D intake in you and your family’s daily diet.
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