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Vitamin D known as the sunshine vitamin and is significant in normal body growth and development. Vitamin D is used to absorb calcium and phosphorus to create bone. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in certain foods and is manufactured in the skin as a result of direct exposure to sunlight. The liver and kidneys convert vitamin D from food sources or sunlight to its active form, calcitriol.

Functions and benefits of Vitamin D
Vitamin D has a number of important functions and benefits. For example it:
Calcium, together with vitamin D, can help heal bone fractures from osteoporosis.
Protection against multiple sclerosis (MS)
Prevention of diabetes
Vitamin D also helps to keep teeth and gums healthy
prevents and cures infantile rickets

Recommended Dosage for Vitamin D
For adults, the recommended dose of Vitamin D is 400 IU (10 mcg ) or 600 IU.
For pregnant women, the usual dose is 600 IU (15 mcg ).
Food sources of Vitamin D
Foods sources of vitamin D include the following.
fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, herring.
Eggs, butter, dandelion greens, milk, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, tuna, and vegetable oils.
Vitamin D is also formed by the body in response to the action of sunlight on the skin.

Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin D
Bone pain
Muscle weakness
In children, rickets may occur
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