What are the benefits of taking vitamin d3?

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What are the benefits of taking vitamin d3?
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Vitamin D3 is the form of Vitamin D that is also called Cholecaliferol. Vitamin D3 is made in the skin when 7-dehydrochoesterol reacts with the ultraviolet rays of the sun and has many health benefits. Green leafy vegetables, fish, milk and cod liver oil also contains vitamin D3.

Skin Benefits

Wounds in the skin need vitamin D3 to prevent infection and help in the healing process. Vitamin D3 can be applied topically to rejuvenate skin especially for those with stretch marks and acne.

What are the benefits of taking vitamin d3?
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The progression of diabetes is lower when patients take vitamin D3 supplements. Vitamin D3 protects against type I diabetes. If children are given vitamin D3 supplements, it reduces the risk of developing diabetes later.


Vitamin D3 has antioxidant properties and prevents the body from developing degenerative diseases, like cancer, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, by absorbing toxic free radicals in the body.


Vitamin D3 supplements strengthen the immunity of the body. People usually suffer from colds and influenza during winter because there is not enough sunlight. Vitamin D3 supplements act as an immunity booster when sunlight is not available.


The well known disease caused by the lack of vitamin D is tickets. Rickets is the softening or malformation of bones caused by vitamin D deficiency. Taking vitamin D3 is beneficial for preventing rickets because it is easily absorbed by the body.

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