Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, one of the minerals needed for bone formation, and is used to prevent osteoporosis in adults and rickets in children. Because few foods contain vitamin D, it is added to milk, cer... More »

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Vitamin B12 is used to increase energy, boost the immune system, improve concentration and to slow aging, according to WebMD. It is also used to treat Alzheimer's, heart disease, AIDS, diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseas... More »

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Vitamin B-6 enables proper levels of brain function and development, according to Everyday Health. It helps the body make norepinephrine and serotonin, two hormones that influence mood. Vitamin B-6 also assists with the ... More »

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Individuals use vitamin D supplements in preventing rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Few foods contain vitamin D naturally, but the skin produces it upon exp... More »

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Vitamin D3 can be beneficial in the treatment of rickets, hypoparathyroidism and certain bone disorders, as noted by WebMD. This vitamin is also important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which are essential... More »

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Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium absorbed by the digestive tract, making it essential for children as they develop bones, according to MedlinePlus. Just 15 minutes in the sun, three times per week without sunscr... More »

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Vitamin D-3 is used for prevention of bone disorders such as rickets, osteomalacia or softening of the bones, and to help the body absorb phosphorus and calcium. It is given to breast-feeding infants as a supplement beca... More »