Vitamin D
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a nutrient that helps almost every part of the body. Like calcium, it builds bones and teeth and keeps them strong.

What happens if I have a deficiency in vitamin D?
Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children, where the bones become soft and bend. Adults who don't get enough vitamin D and calcium can develop weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis).

What happens if I have excess vitamin D?
When taken as a supplement at very high doses, vitamin D can cause nausea and vomiting, confusion, and serious heart problems. Vitamin D made in the body from sunlight does not rise to dangerous levels.



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