Vitamin D – The Vitamin Hormone

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin needed for calcium absorption, bone growth and a healthy immune system.

Adequate Vitamin D intake has been shown to have numerous health benefits including:

  • Maintain or boost testosterone levels.
  • Curing Rickets
  • Treatment of Osteomalacia
  • Protection against Peripheral Arterial
  • Disease
  • Cutting the Risk of Cancer
  • Reducing Bone Fractures
  • Treating Rachitic rosary

Some great sources of Vitamin D:

  • Sunshine
  • Vitamin D supplements
  • Fortified milk
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Salmon fishes
  • Butter
  • Egg yolks
  • Cod liver oil
  • Mushrooms
  • Oily fish
  • Cheese

Doses for taking of Vitamin D:

Age

(AI)

Infants

    0 through 12 months

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

Children

    1 through 8 years

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

Boys   

    9 through 18 years

Girls    

    9 through 18 years

 

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

 

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

Men

    19 through 50 years

    51 through 70 years

    Older than 70 years

 

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

   10.0 micrograms (400 IU)/day

   15.0 micrograms (600 IU)/day

Women

    19 through 50 years

    51 through 70 years

    Older than 70 years

 

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

    10.0 micrograms (400 IU)/day

    15.0 micrograms (600 IU)/day

Pregnancy

    14 through 50 years

 

    5.0 micrograms (200 IU)/day

 

Note for Negative Side Effects:
Vitamin D toxicity may cause hypercalcaemia (high blood calcium levels) and bone loss, which can be serious and requires medical intervention. Damage to kidneys and other organs is possible.

  Signs of vitamin D overdose include:
• nausea and vomiting
• loss of appetite
• weight loss
• constipation

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