Vitamin D Test

VITAMIN D- FAT SOLUBLE VITAMIN

  • Vitamin D is also called as Fat Soluble Vitamin.
  • Vitamin D is now considered more a pro- hormone than a Vitamin.
  • It promotes the absorption as well as deposition of calcium and phosphorus in our bones.
  • Adequate amounts of this vitamin can be synthesized in for vitamin D, no recommendation had been made by the earlier ICMR Committee(ICMR, 1990).
  • ICMR(2010) has recommended out- situation of minimal exposure to sunlight.
  • A daily supplement of 400IU(10mcg) of vitamin D has been specifically recommended.