Vitamin D is called the sunlight vitamin, because the body produces it when the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays strike the skin. It is one of the few vitamins the body manufactures naturally and is technically considered a hormone. Essential for building strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D also helps to strengthen the immune system and may prevent some types of cancer. By promoting the absorption and balance of calcium and phosphorous in the body, Vitamin D strengthens the bones and teeth and also fosters normal muscle contraction and nerve function.
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