A vitamin that has been the subject of many studies showing its involvement in the synthesis of inflammatory interleukins and cytokines, thus improving the body's defense system.
Other studies have shown the involvement of vitamin D in the control of blood pressure, as well as its oncogenic role.
A number of studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is reaching epidemic proportions in some parts of the world and affects all age groups, and that this deficiency is accompanied by a host of health problems that go beyond disturbances in bone metabolism.
These studies have shown an association between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of various pathologies, such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, depression, cognitive impairment, pregnancy complications, autoimmunity and allergies.
In addition, vitamin D deficiency can cause muscle weakness, impairing muscle relaxation and contraction, leading to an increased risk of possible falls and fractures, especially in old age.