JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Did you know that vitamin D cannot be produced by the body? And did you also known that people can get sufficient vitamin D from getting exposed to sunlight?
That way when someone does outdoor activities, the person will receive vitamin D directly from sunlight.
But on the contrary, a person doing indoor activities or not exposed to sunlight at all may be deficient in vitamin D.
As summarized from various sources, one of them the website of dr. Made, it is said that a person who lacks vitamin D may experience a variety of serious health problems.
What happens to the body if vitamin D is lacking? The following are six effects when the body lacks vitamin D:
1. Bones become brittle
Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining the amount of calcium and phosphorus, which is an essential mineral for bone density.
The lack of vitamin D causes shortage of these essential minerals needed for bones. This condition then makes the bones become fragile, easily broken, to the risk of osteoporosis.
2. Get depressed easily
Are you too sensitive, or do you easily get depressed? It may be that your body is lacking in vitamin D. A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry states that people whose vitamin D intake is less - whether from food or the sun - are more likely to get depressed.
In the study described if vitamin D has a role in regulating hormones and affect the part of the brain that became the mood. In another theory, also mentioned that this sun vitamin can increase the chemical substances in the brain, which can lower stress levels.
3. Risk of cancer increases
The risk for developing cancer will be greater when the body is deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the regular meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology reveals that the body lacking vitamin D is at risk of developing breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer and colon cancer .
Experts say that vitamin D has the ability as an anti-cancer, which can help the body in preventing the growth and spread of cancer cells. People who have a low vitamin D amount are at least three times more likely to develop cancer.