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Vitamin D

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Vitamin D
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.
Sources : 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.

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