Side Effects of Taking Vitamin D Supplements
Mental health perks.
While this is an area of vitamin D research that needs more depth and time, recent studies indicate there may be a link between vitamin D and depression.
Immune system support.
A 2017 study indicated supplementation of vitamin D may reduce the risk of acute respiratory tract infection, especially in subjects who started the study with a more significant deficiency of vitamin D.
Lower blood pressure.
A 2019 study highlights that a vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease related to hypertension, and even brief bouts of deficiency may raise blood pressure enough to negatively impact organ health.
Elevated blood calcium levels.
If taken in excess, vitamin D may instruct your body to over absorb calcium, and in turn, result in hypercalcemia, or high blood calcium levels.
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