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Do Vitamin D supplements help?

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There are contradicting results of various research on whether supplements help your body get enough Vitamin D.

A research by US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health [1] suggests, Vitamin D supplements may be helpful for people who are at high risk of deficiency, such as people with dark skin, older people, obese people, and those who get limited exposure to sun.

Another research [2] states, sourcing Vitamin D through supplements isn’t beneficial in preventing fractures. So it is recommended to always consult a doctor before taking supplements.

If you have a severe deficiency of Vitamin D, pills and injection may help in averting any immediate danger.

Sunlight is the best source to obtain Vitamin D. And also, some foods naturally contain Vitamin D. But, if your underlying health condition prevents you from absorbing enough of Vitamin D, you may need it in the form of supplement. However, depending on supplements alone and substituting sunlight with pills is not at advisable.

Older people, may need Vitamin D supplements but you should always consult your health care provider about whether a supplement is best for you.

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