By Puja Gupta
May 22, 2020 (IANSlife) It's has been a little over two months and most of us haven't been able to to get our daily dose of Sunshine. The sun is the primary and most important natural source of Vitamin D, which is why it's called the It is called Sunshine Vitamin.
When our skin is exposed to sunlight it produces Vitamin D, which plays a number roles in the body. Prolonged periods of deficiency may have a many ill effects on our body and its various mechanisms at the cellular level, points out Dr Manish Sontakke, Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital.
According to a study published in the Irish Medical Journal, Vitamin D plays an important role in Coronavirus resistance, he says. Being an immune system modulator, Vit-D has a key role in fighting respiratory disorders. With the lockdown across India, most people are homebound for almost the entire day, so getting this crucial vitamin is a big challenge. Vitamin D supplements should be consumed strictly as per your doctor’s advice, he warns.
Dr Sontakke underlines the effects of Vit-D deficiency:
The expert suggests from dietary sources to get your daily dose of Vitamin D:
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