High amount of Vitamin D may increase falling risk and lead to slower reaction times, according to the new findings. It suggests that too much Vitamin D can be a bad thing.
Vitamin D essential for bones and teeth health. It helps our body absorb calcium. It has a range of benefits.
The major natural source of the vitamin D is sun. In addition, we can also get it by consuming sardines, canned tuna, shrimp, salmon, and oysters. However, vegetarian people can get it from egg yolks, mushrooms, and fortified food products like cereal, oatmeal, and soy milk.
Due to insufficient sun exposure, some older adults don’t get vitamin D. For such people, a vitamin supplement or a multivitamin that contains vitamin D can be an efficient source, helping in boosting bone health and improving memory.
Some studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to health conditions such as depression, autism, schizophrenia, and diabetes.
Now, a new study, published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, discovered that older women who consumed more than three times the suggested dose of vitamin D had slower reaction times.
Every year, more than 1 in 4 adults aged 65 and older will fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“This is possible since other researchers have found that vitamin D supplementation at about 2,000 IU daily or more increased risk of falls, but they did not understand the cause,” says senior study author Sue Shapses.