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What is vitamin D important for your health?

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Vitamin D keeps your bones strong by helping your body absorb calcium and phosphorus, key minerals for bone health. Your muscles use it to move, and nerves need it to carry messages throughout your body.

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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