Vitamin D
Vitamin D

Vitamin D review

Vitamin D is a naturally occurring vitamin found throughout numerous natural resources throughout the food system. Vitamin D is essential to the body for life giving functions. Vitamin is characterized as a fat soluble vitamin, which is stored like all fat soluble vitamins in the fatty tissue in the body. The body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients such as calcium depends entirely on the body’s levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also the regulator for the amount of calcium and phosphorus that remains in the body’s blood stream.

It is always best to receive vitamins and minerals from natural sources. In the United States, all milk is required by law to be fortified with vitamin D. Diary products such as cheese, butter, and cream also carry significant amounts of vitamin D. Many cereals have ample amounts of vitamin D, along with fish and oysters.

When the body does not have enough Vitamin D, the results depend more on the age of the body than anything else. Children, and even some young adults lacking in sufficient vitamin D become prone to rickets. Adults may experience osteoporosis even in their early 30s if the deficiency is significant enough. Rickets is a softening of the bone structures within the body. It causes bone pain, deformities, muscle cramps, dental issues, weakness, a lack of growth, and creates a proneness to bone fractures. Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone and bone density. While there are no symptoms in the first stages of osteoporosis, low back pain, stooped shoulders, and bone pains are the later indicators.

If the body receives too much vitamin D, vomiting, kidney stones, and muscle weakness may very well result. Often, physicians have difficulty diagnosing an overload or an overdose of vitamin D because the symptoms can appear to be very close to that of the flu if kidney stones are not present. Kidney stones are very painful and are very easy to identify. When the body receives too much vitamin D, it will generally take calcium away from the bones and teeth where it is essential only redeposit is in the lings and heart, where it then reduces these organs’ effectiveness within the body. It takes a long time with a lot of excess build up before the body starts to show signs of ailment from this situation.

It can be difficult for an individual to determine their own specific daily requirements for vitamin D. There are many factors that are involved. Pregnancy, age (people over the age of 50 need more than someone on their 30s, and growing children need more than someone in their 40s) and other health factors all play a vital role in determining how much vitamin D is necessary. However, patients with any type of concern regarding their dietary issues should consult either with their physician or more appropriately, a nutritionist who can determine the correct amounts.

While there are vitamin D supplements available on the market, most physicians recommend using other sources. When dietary influence is not enough, patients can absorb enough vitamin D from the sun’s ray in about 15 minutes of basking about 3 times a week. Some patients may require more than this. Vitamin D supplements are usually only recommended for patients who can not produce vitamin D on their own due to another health issue.

Vitamin d has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of vitamin d

• Molecular formula of vitamin d is C28H44O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 3-[2-[1-(5,6-dimethylhept-3-en-2-yl)-7a-methyl-2,3,3a,5,6,7- hexahydro-1H-inden-4-ylidene]ethylidene]-4-methylidene-cyclohexan-1-ol
• Molecular weight is 396.648 g/mol
Vitamin d available : 0.25mcg capsules, 0.5mcg capsules

Generic name: Ergocalciferol

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