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Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a general term that includes vitamins D1, D2, and D3, which are vital for development and growth of cells, bones and teeth, absorption of calcium, hormone regulation, and for healthy nervous and immune systems. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and is synthesized in the skin from exposure to the sun's rays. It is also available in supplements and in fortified milk, liver, eggs, and oily fish.
Adequate amounts of Vitamin D are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
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Excessive intake of Vitamin D may involve the following risks:
Vitamin D: A nutrient that helps the body use calcium and phosphorus and make strong bones and teeth. It is found in fatty fish, eggs, and dairy products. The skin can also make vitamin D when exposed to sunshine. Not getting enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. Vitamin D is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
Source: National Institute of Health
Vitamin D: A family of lipo-soluble steroids important in the absorption, metabolism, and function of calcium and phosphorus for bone and tooth enamel. Vitamin D displays both ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol biological properties. Found naturally in animal tissues, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is formed in the skin when ultraviolet light activates cholesterol conversion into vitamin D3. Ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol (plant vitamin D) forms ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Vitamin D : family of natural and synthetic C(28) sterols with hypercalcemic activity, many of which require metabolic or photo-activation; deficiency causes rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
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