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? A vitamin D test measures the level of vitamin D in your blood to make sure you have enough for your ... should be tested. Why do I need a vitamin D test? Your provider may order a vitamin D ...
  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. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fatty tissue and ... Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium . Calcium is a mineral that you must have for normal bone ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is used as a dietary supplement when the amount of vitamin D in the diet is not enough. People most at risk for vitamin D deficiency are older adults, breastfed infants, people with ...
  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 ... in the Time of COVID-19 . What is vitamin D and what does it do? Vitamin D is ...
  9. Rickets (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium ... too low. Your child might not get enough vitamin D if he or she: Has dark skin Spends ...
  10. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet can help maintain bone strength and lessen your risk of developing osteoporosis.
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