How Vitamin D works

We talk a lot about how important vitamin D is for our overall health, but how does vitamin D work? Check out this fun cartoon illustration that demonstrates the basics of how vitamin D interacts with every cell in our body!

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Bicycle Joe
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I was diagnosed with a bad case of osteoporosis back in September of 2015 after sustaining a compression fracture to my T11 vertebrae. Now my doctor has me taking 1200 mg of Calcium and 25 mcg (1000 IU) of Vitamin D3 twice a day every day for life. I am also injecting myself daily with a very expensive drug called Forteo. I have had no further fractures. I did undergo a balloon kyphoplasty to repair my vertebrae with great success and I’m pain free. Also, the pain that I was experiencing in my neck went away after a few months… Read more »