As a child you probably drank a lot of milk and in addition to milk mustaches were you also provide your body with vitamin D and calcium. Vitamin D has been known to help strengthen bones and teeth. Some may be surprised to know that it also has many other health benefits
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Learn tolerable intake level of vitamin D for your age group. Although an overdose of vitamin D are not likely to toxic levels of vitamin D lead to calcium levels to abnormally increase which may result in calcification of organs bone loss heart disease and kidney stones. For infants up to one year old is 25 mcg per day a tolerable level of vitamin D. For children over one year old and adults is 50 mcg per day a tolerable level of vitamin D.
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Take the recommended or tolerable level of vitamin D per day. You can get vitamin D from foods such as milk eggs fish like salmon and sardines cod liver oil or you can take it in pill form. You can also get vitamin D from sunlight’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
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Has the level of vitamin D in their blood tested during annual physical check up. This is especially important if you plan to consume more that the tolerable level of vitamin D or if you are concerned that you are not getting enough vitamin D. Your results will let you know if your vitamin D level is low or high and which risks associated with any of these extremes. Not having enough vitamin D or having too much vitamin D can both cause you health problems.
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Monitor health and note any improvements after you start eating the recommended amount of vitamin D. If taken in recommended doses vitamin D help to regulate blood pressure prevent or protect against certain diseases such as type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of developing certain autoimmune diseases as lupus osteoporosis rheumatoid arthritis some cancers and multiple sclerosis.
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Be aware of any medications you take while taking vitamin D. Some medicines may reduce the effect of vitamin D by not allowing enough to be absorbed in the intestine. Talk to your doctor about possible medications or interactions with vitamin D.
Take vitamin D in combination with other vitamins and minerals. Many vitamins work well together and your body needs more than one type of vitamin to stay healthy and function properly. Taking a multivitamin once a day can help to ensure that all vitamin needs are met.