Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in fatty fish, egg yolks, and dairy products. Skin exposed to sunshine can also make vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for strong bones, muscles and general good health. There are two main forms of vitamin D, which are D2 known as ergocalciferol and D3 known as cholecalciferol.

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Consumption of high doses of vitamin D is not necessary

Consumption of high doses of vitamin D is not necessary

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function

Researchers launch new clinical trial to investigate role of vitamin D against COVID-19

Researchers launch new clinical trial to investigate role of vitamin D against COVID-19

Researchers call for nutritional guidelines and regulations on use of vitamin D

Researchers call for nutritional guidelines and regulations on use of vitamin D

Study shows LED-based UV irradiation prevents bone and muscle loss in aging mice

Study shows LED-based UV irradiation prevents bone and muscle loss in aging mice

Vitamin D deficiency may predict COVID-19 seroconversion

Vitamin D deficiency may predict COVID-19 seroconversion

SARS-COV-2 traveled from China to West Africa directly or via Europe

SARS-COV-2 traveled from China to West Africa directly or via Europe

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may protect children from developing high blood pressure

Vitamin D deficiency during early development can influence metabolic health

Vitamin D deficiency during early development can influence metabolic health

How might India's monsoon season impact COVID-19 ?

How might India's monsoon season impact COVID-19 ?

Healthy vitamin D levels could reduce COVID-19 complications

Healthy vitamin D levels could reduce COVID-19 complications

Novel tool uses fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease and predict falls, fractures

Novel tool uses fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease and predict falls, fractures

Heat and gut microbiota promote stronger bones

Heat and gut microbiota promote stronger bones

Vitamin D deficiency can increase risk of COVID-19

Vitamin D deficiency can increase risk of COVID-19

Vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health and disease risks

Vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health and disease risks

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and risk of COVID-19 infection

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and risk of COVID-19 infection

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent severe asthma attacks in children

Vitamin D supplements do not prevent severe asthma attacks in children

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Study: Vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome

Study: Vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome