An estimated 1 billion people, across all ethnicities and age groups, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This pandemic of "hypovitaminosis D" is mainly attributed to a person's lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities) and environmental (for example, air pollution) factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production [...]
The 'sunshine vitamin' is a fat-soluble vitamin that is also considered a pro-hormone, since the body can produce it with sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for supporting heart health, a strong immune system, healthy skin, and strong bones and teeth by promoting the absorption of calcium1. It’s also a helpful nutrient when dealing with mood imbalances.