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Vitamin D Supplements for the Immune System

By on Nov 12, 2010

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Vitamin D supplements can really help the immune systemThe benefits of regularly taking vitamin D supplements have been known for many years.  It  plays an important role in the health of bones and in the prevention of rickets disease, but research has shown that it also plays a vital role in boosting the function of the immune system.

Vitamin D is naturally formed in our bodies in response to sunlight. It is also found in oily fish such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel. Vitamin D is also found in milk, eggs, porridge, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and vegetable oils, and plenty of other every day foods. Vitamin D supplements are also available, but it is important not to take more than 10 micrograms a day, as taking too much of it can actually weaken the bones.


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