Check out our simple guide to Vitamin D and see the featured supplier at the foot of the page :
|Important for :
||Absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus; normal growth of bones and teeth in children; a properly functioning thyroid; enhancing immunity; maintaining a stable nervous system and normal heart action.
||Found in; fish liver oil; fatty saltwater fish; dairy products and eggs.
Also found in; halibut; liver; oatmeal; salmon; sweet potatoes; vegetable oils.
Herbs; (e.g. alfalfa; nettle; and parsley)
|Possible deficiency symptoms :
||Excessive tooth decay; muscular weakness; loss of appetite; insomnia; weight loss.
|Hinders maximum absorption :
||Cholesterol reducing drugs, mineral oils and steroids interfere with the body's absorption of vitamin D.
|Additional Information :
||Vitamin D is obtained both by ingesting and by spontaneous formation in the skin by the sun via a photochemical reaction in the epidermis.
Liver and gallbladder disorders also reduce absorption.