Can vitamin D be overdosed?

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Kann man Vitamin D überdosieren?

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1. Can vitamin D be overdosed?

An overdose of the vitamin is not possible through normal diet or sunlight. An excess of the vitamin occurs if too many high-dose vitamin D preparations are taken. Anyone who takes more than 100 mg of vitamin D in the form of capsules or tablets runs the risk of getting dangerous consequences. In severe cases of overdose, kidney stones can even develop. Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D is not excreted in the urine, but is stored in muscle and fat tissue.

2 What is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin. It belongs to the fat-soluble vitamins and is essential for the human organism. In medicine, vitamins are defined as organic compounds that should be taken in daily. However vitamin D is an exception. In contrast to other vitamins, the human organism can produce vitamin D itself. The vitamin is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight. In case of high solar radiation approx. 80% of vitamin D can be produced by the body itself. However, since nowadays not many people regularly spend time outdoors, more and more people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency.

3. vitamin D in combination with calcium

Calcium is essential for bone formation. Vitamin D supports the absorption of calcium. Therefore a combination of vitamin D and calcium can be very useful. Calcium is absorbed in the intestine, and the intake rate is significantly improved by taking vitamin D. As a helper, the vitamin supports the integration of calcium into the bones. In doing so, it helps the bones to harden and mineralise.

4. symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

  • Hair Loss
  • increased susceptibility to infections
  • muscle pain, aching limbs
  • impaired bone mineralisation
  • Bone Loss
  • poor wound-healing
  • permanent depletion
  • common illnesses
  • decreasing productivity
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5. conclusion: can vitamin D be overdosed?

An extreme intake of vitamin D in the form of food supplements can lead to an overdose of vitamin D. It is not possible to overdose the vitamin through a normal diet or sunlight. In severe cases, an overdose can cause kidney stones. Who can try to absorb vitamin D through sunlight and a healthy and balanced diet.


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