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Day: 18 November 2020

Taking Over-the-Counter Vitamin D Drug without Doctor’s Supervision Dangerous -Study

Taking Over-the-Counter Vitamin D Drug without Doctor’s Supervision Dangerous -Study

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Researchers say though Vitamin D could be bought over the counter at many pharmacies, taking the medication without the supervision of a physician is extremely dangerous. They warn that vitamin D is not beneficial in all its forms because vitamin D2, one of the forms of vitamin D, can be toxic to the body, though vitamin D3 is good for the body. They say this is because vitamin D is more complex than many people realize, though it is needed by the human body in order to grow and develop. Writing in Online portal Difference Between, clinical instructor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Soram Khalsa, says vitamin D is actually available in two forms — cholecalciferol and Ergocalciferol — better known as vitamin D3 and