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.*
New research shows calcium supplements are safe in helping you to meet your nutritional needs when you aren't getting what you need via diet.
THE STORY OF YOUR BONES: CALCIUM AT EVERY AGE
CALCIUM & VITAMIN D: SUPPORTING YOUR BONE HEALTH
You probably know that calcium is important to your bone health. But did you know that vitamin D plays a crucial role, too? In fact, not getting enough vitamin D may reduce the calcium absorbed from food alone.
OSTEOPOROSIS: HELP REDUCE THE RISK
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.