Toxicity of vitamin D: What happens if you get too much of it?

If you have an excess of vitamin D in your body, a condition known as hypervitaminosis D or vitamin D toxicity, it can be dangerous.

Overdosing on vitamin D supplements, rather than through diet or sun exposure, is the most common way to reach toxic levels of the vitamin.

Even fortified foods don't contain a large amount of vitamin D because your body regulates the amount of vitamin D produced by sunlight.

A buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia) can lead to nausea and vomiting, weakness.

Frequent urination as a result of vitamin D toxicity, which is the primary effect. 

Toxic levels of vitamin D in the body can cause bone pain and kidney problems, including calcium stones.

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