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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Functions of Vitamin D -Promotes calcium absorption-Provides bone growth and remodeling-Prevents rickets in children-Prevents osteomalacia in older adults-Helps with immune functions-Reduces inflammation- Other Names Sources All About Vitamin D -Sun Exposure-Food-Supplements-Fatty fish; salmon, tuna-Milk-Cheese-Egg yolk-Margarine-SwordfishOrange juice-Yogurt -"The Sunshine Vitamin"-Calicatrol Discovered in the year 1645 by Dr. Daniel Whistler, Vitamin D, or "The Sunshine Vitamin," is a micronutrient and a fat-soluble vitamin that aids in optimal bone strength, calcium absorption, and reductions of inflammation. Osteoporosis: Vitamin D Deficiency Osteoporosis is a disease that causes brittle bones which cause them to break,and loss of muscle tissue.It occurs usually in men and women in ages ranging from early 40's to late 70's. The VDSP (Vitamin D Standardization Program) has a main goal to make standardized lab measurement of vitamin D serum to 25 during procedures. Daily Doses and Side Effects Doctors suggest that the daily dose if Vitamin D forinfants, teens and adults is 1000 IU (International Units) Steroids, Weightloss Drugs, and Seizure Drugs can all effect Vitamin D absorption in the body. If not enough Vitamin D is absorbed in the body, side effects include sleepiness, dry mouth, weakness, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Hannah Tucker
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