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What are the risks of taking vitamin D?

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At normal doses, vitamin D seems to have few side effects. Too much vitamin D can cause loss of appetite, the need to pee a lot, and weight loss. High doses of vitamin D can also make you disoriented and cause kidney and heart problems.

From: How Much Vitamin D Do I Need? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Osteoporosis Foundation: "NOF Scientific Statement: National Osteoporosis Foundation's Updated Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D3 Intake." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin D." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium."





The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin D."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Osteoporosis Foundation: "NOF Scientific Statement: National Osteoporosis Foundation's Updated Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D3 Intake." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin D." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium."





The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin D."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

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