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Q. What are the ways from which the Vitamin D affects the skin?

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Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 11, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

How could Vitamin-D affect my skin? Please explain.

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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin whose primary function is to maintain calcium and phosphorus levels in our body. Vitamin D is present in certain foods like eggs, liver, shiitake mushroom. Vitamin D Synthesis also occurs in our body that starts in the skin in the presence of sunlight. In the skin, this vitamin help in scavenging free radicals. The significant effect is on bones and musculoskeletal system. The only skin manifestation is alopecia if vitamin D is not adequately present in our body. The daily recommended intake of vitamin D is 200 to 600 IU.


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