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Why is vitamin D good for your bones?

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Vitamin D helps to move calcium and phosphorus -- important minerals for keeping bones strong -- into your bloodstream. When your body doesn't have enough vitamin D, it will take calcium and phosphorus from your bones. Over time, this makes them thin and leads to conditions like osteoporosis, which puts you at risk for fractures.

From: Vitamins Women Need WebMD Medical Reference

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USDA: ''Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.''

 

Office of Dietary Supplements: '' Vitamin B6;'' ''Vitamin B12;'' and ''Vitamin D.''

 

NHS.

 

NIH.

 

FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

 

USDA: ''Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.''

 

Office of Dietary Supplements: '' Vitamin B6;'' ''Vitamin B12;'' and ''Vitamin D.''

 

NHS.

 

NIH.

 

FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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