Vitamins are vital for the normal metabolism in body. Vitamins vary in their chemical structure and are supplied in small amounts in diet, because they are not synthesised in body or their rate of production is not sufficient for maintenance of health (eg. niacin synthesis from tryptophan.) Vitamin deficiency in body may lead to development of deficiency symptoms. Different vitamin preparations are available for prophylaxis and treatment, Most vitamins are non toxic but prolonged intake of Vit. A and Vit. D can cause toxicity.
Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
- Cognitive impairment in older adults.
- Severe asthma in children.
Calcium carbonate is a dietary supplement used when the amount of calcium taken in the diet is not enough. Calcium is needed by the body for healthy bones, muscles, nervous system, and heart. Calcium carbonate also is used as an antacid to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.