What's The Big Deal With Vitamin D?

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Vitamin D is good for your bones and is crucial for bone growth and bone health. In fact, because this vitamin is vital for the absorption of calcium, a severe lack of it during childhood may result in rickets, a bone softening disease with the potential for deformity and fractures.

But it's not only kids who need an adequate intake of Vitamin D. Lack of this important vitamin is associated with a lower bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis in later life.

Read on for other surprising benefits about Vitamin D.