Seasonal fluctuation of vitamin D

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Today’s talk is based on something rather common to all, about vitamin D a king supplier of calcium to our body. We are all aware that we get this vitamin from sunlight and certain food products. Have you ever wondered, out of 365 days which time of the year is the best for getting vitamin D from the sun.

New studies show that vitamin D synthesis by our skin is highest during the August and gradually fall by February. That means vitamins are also seasonal like certain fruits are. Also this seasonal pattern of rise of this vitamin levels may be related to prevention of flu which occur during this period. So during these months of the year it may be ideal to get more vitamin D from the sun. But this is a study based on US so it may not be the same in other parts of the globe since seasons have different pattern at different regions.

Finally lets take a quick look in the food sources for vitamin D: egg yolk, oily fishes (like mackerel, sardines, salmon etc), fortified milk etc. are good sources of the vitamin.

Vitamin D is essential for osteoporosis prevention. Osteoporosis is a condition that decreases bone mineral density and increases the chance of getting a fracture due to minor traumas.

Related Item: Uterine Fibroids & vitamin D
Please cross check information from other sources too. 
For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. 
Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138061.html
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