Surplus Vitamin D Good For The Body?

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Various studies have confirmed  the efficacy  of  Vitamin D as a essential element which  helps the body absorb calcium from food, and a true deficiency can lead to weak or soft bones — known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults — and can weaken muscles, which, in turn, can lead to falls.

Also, different studies, have linked  low levels of vitamin D to a host of other conditions, from diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and arthritis to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and even cancer.

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But as yet, there is no conclusive evidence to say whether low levels of vitamin D are a cause, or a symptom of these illnesses or that taking a supplement will cure them or them.

In a DailyMailonline report, Professor Spector, remarked that dangerously low levels of vitamin D are seen only in cases of rickets and Osteomalacia, of which there are only a handful a year.

While the controversy on whether too much of Vitamin D supplement could be harmful to the human body is still ongoing,  the NHS recommends that all babies under a year old should have a daily supplement of 8.5 to 10mcg, and children aged one to four 10mcg (babies on more than 500ml of fortified infant formula a day don’t need additional vitamin D).

But for the vast majority of the population, says Professor Spector, taking vitamin D ‘doesn’t work and is actually distracting people from having a healthier lifestyle, going out in the sunshine and eating properly’.

Where are the health practitioners in the house, do you agree with this position of Professor Spector?

 

 

 

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