Vitamin D

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis or rickets. Vitamin D also has a role in your nerve, muscle, and immune systems.

You can get vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. Your body forms vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight. However, too much sun exposure can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. So many people try to get their vitamin D from other sources.

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  1. Vitamin D (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one ... main building blocks of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis ...
  2. Vitamin D Deficiency (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency means that you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy. Why do I need vitamin D and how do I get it? Vitamin D ...
  3. Ergocalciferol is used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism (condition in which the body does not produce enough ... to break down vitamin D in the body). Ergocalciferol is in a class of medications called vitamin ...
  4. ... foods comes in two different forms: D 2 (ergocalciferol) D 3 (cholecalciferol) Follow a diet that provides ...
  5. Vitamin D Test What is a vitamin D test? Vitamin D is a nutrient that is essential for healthy bones and teeth. There are two forms of vitamin D that ... certain autoimmune diseases . Why do I need a vitamin D test? Your health care provider may have ordered ...
  6. Vitamin D-dependent rickets is a disorder of bone development that leads to softening and weakening of the bones (rickets). There are several forms of the condition ...
  7. ... or a cholecalciferol supplement. 25 hydroxy vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is the vitamin D that you have absorbed ... fortified with plant vitamin D or from an ergocalciferol supplement. The two hormones (ergo- and cholecalciferol) work ...
  8. Vitamin D From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)  
    ... Supplement Fact Sheets > Vitamin D > Vitamin D - Consumer Vitamin D Fact Sheet for Consumers Have a question? Ask ... 19 Treatment Guidelines on Vitamin D . What is vitamin D and what does it do? Vitamin D is ...
  9. Calcium and Vitamin D (National Osteoporosis Foundation)  
    Calcium/Start Here ... Calcium ... National Osteoporosis Foundation
  10. Vitamin D and Your Child (Nemours Foundation)  
    Child Nutrition/Specifics ... Child Nutrition ... Vitamin D/Children ... Vitamin D ... Vitamin D is needed for strong bones, but is hard to come by because it's found in ...
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