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These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Government advice is that everyone should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter.
Information: There have been some reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).
That’s 124% and 32% of the DV, respectively.
Why You Need Vitamin D
U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Vitamin D in Mushrooms.”.
#1: Fish (Salmon)
A deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to rickets, a weakened immune system, increased cancer risk, poor hair growth and osteomalacia. (1)
Excess vitamin D can cause the body to absorb too much calcium, leading to increased risk of heart disease and kidney stones. (1)
The current U.S. Daily Value (%DV) for vitamin D is 20μg (micrograms) and the toxicity threshold is thought to be 250 to 1000 μg/day.
Sometimes vitamin D values are given in IU (International Units). When this is the case remember that 1μg=40IU for Vitamin D. (1)
Vitamin D is fat soluble, which means you need to eat fat to absorb it. Vitamin D is also made by the body when skin is exposed sunlight and is therefore called the sunshine vitamin.
Depending on where you live, 20 minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to meet your vitamin D requirements.