VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone mineralization through the regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Vitamin D exhibits many non-skeletal effects, particularly on the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.


Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is vital for bone health. While it can also be obtained from dietary sources or supplements, vitamin D can be synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight and is then metabolized in the liver and kidney.
Vitamin D is essential for maintenance of bone mineralization through the regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Vitamin D also exhibits many non-skeletal effects, particularly on the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.
Vitamin D is important for normal bone development and maintenance. Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, and can increase bone breakdown and precipitate osteoporosis.

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