Volume 6 ; Issue 2 ; in Month : Jul-Dec (2023) Article No : 148
Gourvendra Gangwar

In the early 20th century in the United States, vitamin D fortification of food products was essential to the eradication of rickets. Since then, there has been a nearly 100-year period of building evidence connecting vitamin D insufficiency to a number of outcomes, which has coincided with growing public interest in and knowledge of the health advantages of vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements are now widely available in both developed and developing nations, and many of them are supplied to the general public in the form of unregulated formulations with minimal information about safe administration. Together, these factors have caused a shift in which incidences of vitamin D intoxication have dramatically increased across the globe. Vitamin D toxicity is characterised by serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)2D] values greater than 150 ng/ml (375 nmol/l) due to vitamin D overdose. Clinicians now have to manage an illness that might manifest as anything from asymptomatic problems to severe, life-threatening ones. A study of lichen-based vitamin D3 pills has been performed and analysed by different tests.

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