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One Major Effect Vitamin D Has On Your Gut, Study Says

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At this point, we know that having an adequate intake of vitamin D is essential for our body's health. Vitamin D helps with strengthening your immune system and supports bone health as well as mental health. Recent studies have also shown that vitamin D has been linked to a reduced risk of colon cancer , improved bladder health , and could even lower your risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms . Plus, more studies have also been able to link vitamin D intake and improved gut health! According to a study in Scientific Reports , 80 healthy females who were consuming an insufficient amount of vitamin D during the day were given 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per week and found that there was an improved diversity of gut microbiota within participants after 12 weeks. The study was also able to see improvements in the subject's kidney and liver function, which is linked to increased blood calcium levels in the body (the body uses vitamin D to absorb calcium). While res