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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone manufactured by the body to maintain the level of calcium in the blood, to ensure strong teeth and bones. Vitamin D is produced naturally when the skin is exposed to sun rays, as it is not always possible to get enough sun some individuals take a Vitamin D supplement.

Why take Vitamin D?

It has been suggested through clinical research the use of Vitamin D may prevent or treat:

  • Burns
  • Depression
  • Crohn’s Disease
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  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma
  • Influenza

 What are the side effects of Vitamin D?

This supplement may cause the following side effects when high concentrations are taken for a long period of time:

  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Kidney Stones
  • Diarrhoea
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

If you are currently taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor or consultant, to seek advice before taking any vitamins or supplements.