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Vitamin D is necessary to keep your body functioning correctly. It can be found in various foods, and your skin creates it by using sunlight. When your body cannot absorb vitamin D through food or sunlight, deficiency occurs.
Vitamin D has many functions, including keeping your bones strong, absorbing calcium, and working with the parathyroid gland to balance calcium in the blood.
How much vitamin D is needed by age:
Daily intake of vitamin D should not exceed 5,000 IU. Toxicity can occur when too much of the vitamin is taken.
Blood work can be done to determine if you are deficient, and your doctor will work with you to bring your vitamin D levels to a healthy place. If you believe you may be vitamin D deficient, you can make an appointment at one of Premier Health Associates’ facilities. We are open 7 days a week.