Vitamin D (calciferol)

Vitamin D (calciferol)

vitamin d information

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. It is fat-soluable and is produced in our bodies through skin via sunshine and because of this function many experts categorize it as a hormone. Vitamin D helps maintain kidney and liver health.  It increases immunity support, regulates blood pressure and lowers the risk of hyper tension. When taken with Calcium it can reduce risk or colon cancer and menopause side effects.

recommended daily vitamin d

 

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How does Vitamin D function within the body?

Whether the intake is through food or sunlight, it is transferred within the blood stream to the liver. It is then metabolized to the kidney and then off to help strengthen bones and circulation.

What are the signs of deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiencies in children are associated with Rickets and Osteomalacia in adults.  Bone weakness and tooth decay are the first signs of vitamin D deficiency.