Health warning over 'toxic' levels of vitamin D sold in supplements

Hundreds of people in the UK are regularly taking toxic overdoses of vitamin D in supplements bought online, according to Britain’s leading testing laboratory.

Pills containing up to 2,250 times the recommended dose of the “sunshine vitamin” are putting people at risk of heart and kidney problems, according to the NHS lab, which said it sees two to three overdose cases every week. 

Vitamin D, which is produced naturally by the body after exposure to sunlight, is needed for healthy bones. Around one in five people in gloomy Britain are thought to have a

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