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Vitamin D level:

Severe deficiency Less than 24 nmol\L
Mild to moderate deficiency 24 – 59.9 nmol\L
Optimal levels62.4 – 199.68 nmol\L
Toxicity possibleMore than 199.68 nmol\L



Why is Vit D important for the body?

  • An important factor for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus
  • Important for bone and dental integrity
  • Necessary for the health of nerve cells and muscles
  • Support and enhance immunity



The most important sources of vitamin D:

  • Sun rays
  • Fatty fish, salmon, and sardines
  • eggs
  • Meat
  • Milk and cheese
  • Butter
  • Orange
  • Nutritional supplements