15 Feb The importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, very critical for us melanated people. Our health classes don’t emphasize the importance of vitamin d. Vitamin D serves several important functions in the human body. Maintaining normal calcium and phosphate levels. Vitamin d promotes bone, cell growth and reduces inflammation. And vitamin d helps calcium absorption. For us melanated individuals, the amount of melanin in your skin determines your body’s capacity to produce vitamin d. Vitamin d intake measured by IU’s meaning international units. Used to measure fat-soluble vitamins. On a good day, we should intake 550-650iu of vitamin d a day. From either sun exposure or from our foods we eat daily.