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Overdose of Vitamin D can lead to various complications in teens

The general conception is that if you intake more Vitamin D, you will have a better nutrition. But a new research shows that excessive intake of Vitamin D can at a tender age can lead to various health conditions, including hearing issues, diabetes and Obesity. The risks are graver for the teenagers who are on a regular diet of Vitamin D capsules.Overdose of Vitamin D can lead to various complications in teens

According to the study by researchers at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, Vitamin D supplements in adolescents can have lots of negative impact compared to the benefits they pose. The study gives a clear indication towards increased risk of Cholesterol at a very tender age as well.

Dr. Seema Kumar, a pediatric endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center stated that boosting the Vitamin D into the systems of the young ones does not have an added advantage, instead can lead to various issues. Dr. Kumar did not directly say that Vitamin D has any harmful effects, but made a point by saying that over done might just be harmful.

According to the statistics, 1 out of every 5 kids in the United States is suffering from obesity. More than one third of the kids is suffering from overweight to a certain level. Studies have revealed that Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of health related issues. Thus, the general conception amongst the parents is to put on a Vitamin D supplement in the diet for their kids.

Dr. Kumar has clearly stated that although taking Vitamin D supplements is a good thing, but taking it above normal levels does not yield anything better. The most common issues due to overdose of Vitamin D include nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, etc.. The advice would be to determine the amount of Vitamin D your kids need and administering only that much.

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  1. There is a lot of publicity right now a study about vitamin D supplements and possible health risks for youth if they take too much. Most vitamin D supplements are made from sheep wool, which is a fat soluble form, unlike vitamin D from sunshine which is a water soluble form and easier for your body to assimilate in most cases. During the summer, you can get your most natural and safest form of vitamin D by spending enough time outdoors in the sunshine. SunFriend helps you know when you have had enough exposure.

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