Vitamin D

Author: Rod F CPT, CPAFLA
Vitamin D

Function: Helps maintain adequate mineralization of bones.

Deficiency Disease: Rickets and Osteomalacia

Symptoms Include: Abnormal growth, soft bones, joint pain and muscle spasms

Toxicity Symptoms: Raised blood calcium, excessive thirst, headaches and kidney stones.

Significant Sources:
Sunlight, fortified milk, eggs, liver and sardines.