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. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Calcium and Vitamin D (National Osteoporosis Foundation)  
    Calcium/Start Here ... Calcium ... National Osteoporosis Foundation
  8. 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 ...
  9. Vitamin D, Calcium, and Bone Health (Hormone Health Network)  
    ... creation of new bone. Learn more about how vitamin D and calcium impact bone loss and hormone health.
  10. Vitamin D (Hormone Health Network)  
    Vitamin D is a hormone that promotes calcium absorption and bone growth. Learn more about vitamin D and how it affects bone health from the ...
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