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Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3, is a type of vitamin D produced by the skin in response to UVB exposure (sunlight). It can also be found in certain foods and taken as a dietary supplement.

It’s most commonly used to treat vitamin D deficiency or associated disorders like rickets or osteomalacia.

Some individuals who may be at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency

Food Sources include:

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to:

Too much calcium will build up in the body if you take too many vitamin D supplements over a long period of time. This can cause bone deterioration as well as kidney and heart damage.

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