You may be aware that a vitamin D deficiency in your body can result in rickets, but did you know there other reasons to make sure you have a healthy balance of vitamin D? Find out what how else vitamin D can affect your health.
What Vitamin D Does
In addition to good bone health, vitamin D is a key factor in having normal immune system function. It can help you fight:
- Heart disease
- Multiple sclerosis
While you may be preventing the above and other illnesses, you will also have a healthier heart, better brain function, and normal teeth growth and development.
Lack of Vitamin D
Now you know the important role that vitamin D plays in your body. But what happens if you don’t get enough?
Aside from being more vulnerable to the diseases and conditions mentioned previously, your body won’t be able to absorb the amount of calcium it needs, which affects your bone growth. This is how children can develop rickets and adults develop osteomalacia. It has even been hypothesized that a deficiency can be a diabetes risk factor.
Too Much Vitamin D
Fortunately, it is very rare to overdose on vitamin D. Most cases of vitamin D toxicity have shown an intake level of more than 40,000 IU a day, which is 8-10 times higher than the dosage amount in most supplements.
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