Table 1. Vitamin D benefits

Table 1. Vitamin D benefits1

Body site  Benefits
 Bones  Prevents osteopenia, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, rickets and fractures
Cells in general  Prevents certain cancers such as prostate, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, and colon; prevents infectious diseases
Respiratory system Prevents upper respiratory-tract infections, asthma and wheezing disorders
Organs in general Prevents heart disease and stroke; prevents type 2 diabetes, periodontitis and tooth loss, and other inflammatory diseases
Muscular system Supports muscle strength
Autoimmune system Prevents multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis
Brain Prevents depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Well-being/mood Prevents seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual syndrome (PMS, also known as premenstrual tension) and sleeping disorders, elevates the sense of well-being