Vitamin D is essential for helping the body to absorb calcium, which is necessary for healthy bones, teeth, and proper formation of the skeleton.
Although Vitamin D is not abundant in our usual food choices, we can get most of the vitamin from sun exposure and multivitamins.
Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because our bodies are efficient at making it when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight. However, not all of us are exposed to enough sun on a daily basis. Therefore, supplementing with Vitamin D can help.