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BONE HEALTH AND VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body produces it when exposed to natural sunlight. It is also an essential nutrient for calcium absorption and overall bone health*. Explore the resources below to learn how vitamin D and calcium work together to help build and maintain strong, healthy bones throughout life.

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VITAMIN D: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What is Vitamin D?
As nutrients go, Vitamin D is in a class by itself. That's because vitamin D is actually a hormone that the body produces in response to direct exposure of skin to direct Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun. Vitamin D is classified as a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that vitamin D you make and what you consume from foods and dietary supplements is stored in fat tissue for later use.

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VITAMIN D: ACQUIRING THE RIGHT AMOUNT

Calcium plays a key role throughout each stage of your life.  Find out what your calcium needs are.

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LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS1

Low levels of Vitamin D is far more common than many people realise.

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BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D1

Vitamin D helps maximize your body’s ability to absorb calcium you take in from foods and supplements. It also regulates calcium’s movement into, and out of, your bones in order to maintain calcium levels throughout the body. Without enough vitamin D circulating in your bloodstream, absorption of adequate calcium is difficult.

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TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR BONES HEALTHY

Protecting your bone health is easier than you think. Understand how diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can affect your bone mass.

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