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Vitamin D

Having a vitamin D deficiency can be dangerous to your health. Some of the most common signs of vitamin D deficiency include:

  • Asthma
  • Bone disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Lack of calcium absorption
  • Myopathy (muscle weakness and pain)

People most at-risk for vitamin D deficiency include:

  • Those who don’t receive enough vitamin D through diet, including vegans and vegetarians
  • Those who don’t receive enough exposure to sunlight
  • Those who have dark skin

Many people who are at risk for vitamin D deficiency should take vitamin D supplements.

Types of Vitamin D Supplements Available

Vitamin D supplements are available in several forms, including tablets, coated caplets and softgels. Vitamin D supplements come with various levels of the essential nutrient, so it’s important that you compare brands and potencies to ensure that you’re receiving the right amount for your needs.

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