Vitamin D is an important vitamin for the immune system, muscles and cell growth, as it reduces inflammation, also helps regulate blood pressure, and is known to protect the heart.
Calcium is absorbed only in the presence of vitamin D and thus plays a major role in calcium metabolism, and vitamin D is a basic need for the body, so eating less of it leads to deficiency, and more leads to toxicity.
What is the toxicity of vitamin D?
Vitamin D is also known as the sun vitamin, and it is one of the fat-soluble vitamins necessary for the proper functioning of the body, according to a website report. onlymyhealthVitamin D is often associated with building up calcium and this can be ingested through vitamin D nutrients found in food, the sun, and supplements.
And it plays an important role in maintaining the healthy functioning of body cells, and people who feel a lack of nutrients often choose nutritional supplements to meet the daily requirements of the body, and this process of accumulating nutrients leads to vitamin D poisoning or excessive vitamin D resulting from eating large amounts Vitamin D supplement.
This toxicity occurs when blood levels rise above 150 mg / mL because the vitamin is stored in body fat and is released into the bloodstream slowly, but despite this, toxicity is not common and occurs almost exclusively in people who take long-term high-dose dietary supplements without Monitor their blood levels.
What are the side effects of excessive vitamin D intake?
Some of the health risks of excessive intake of vitamins as explained by a nutritionist are:
Vomiting and nausea
These are the most common symptoms of vitamin D poisoning, due to the high level of calcium in the blood, the patient experiences vomiting and nausea, however, these are not common in every person.
High levels of calcium in the blood
Excessive intake of vitamin D in the body leads to an increase in calcium, this causes calcium deposition on tissues and skin, not only that, but it also negatively affects the bones, and therefore, an excess of calcium in the blood leads to high blood pressure or high blood pressure, and loss Bones, kidney damage, fatigue, and dizziness.
Vitamin D helps metabolize calcium which is essential for healthy bones, but too much vitamin D in the body can lead to low levels of vitamin K2 in the blood. Vitamin K2 plays a major role in maintaining healthy bones, so it is important to take a vitamin D supplement in normal amounts.
Our kidneys take care of the excretion process to get rid of waste products from the body, and an overdose of vitamin D affects kidney function and makes it work more seriously. If this continues for a long time, the risk of developing kidney failure increases. Hence, you should not have an excess of vitamin D. Besides, watch out for the signs your body gives of deteriorating kidney health.
Stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea
These are common digestive complaints often associated with food intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome.These problems can also be caused by high blood calcium levels.
Vitamin D is very important for your overall health, however, any food item consumed in greater or lesser quantity is harmful to our body, and it is important to consider natural sources such as sun and foods while taking vitamin D, but if there is a deficiency you may need supplements, however. It is imperative to consult your doctor before taking nutritional supplements and the correct dosage.
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