Vitamin D

Ryan haymaker

Functions of Vitamin D

1. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany.


2. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen.


3. Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation

Reasons why Vitamin D is an essential nutrient.

1. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption strengthing the bones.


2. Vitamin D is also important for modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function and reduction of imflamation.


3. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.