Getting enough vitamin D is important for bone health at all ages, and also helps your body to absorb calcium.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

600 IU

Food sources

  • Egg yolk
  • Liver
  • Fatty fish
  • Fortified dairy products

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Rickets
  • Osteomalacia
  • Accelerated osteoporosis

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Helps prevent and cure rickets in children
  • Necessary for strong bones and normal growth in children
  • Helps the body use calcium and phosphorus
  • Required for calcium absorption
  • May help maintain healthy bones