Vitamin D

by: Jessi Prater

Why Vitamin D is important

Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults. You also need vitamin D for other important body functions.

Lacking Vitamin D causes

The impact of vitamin D deficiency results in poor bone health and may increase your risk of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases The resulting weak, soft and achy bones from lack of calcium deposition during vitamin D deficiency cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Another effect of vitamin D deficiency is a loss in bone density, which increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Food sources

Milk, Eggs, Salmon are a few of the sources with good vitamin D
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