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Is vitamin d a type of macronutrient?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Macronutrients are carbohydrates (sugars and starches), lipids (fats) and proteins.
Vitamin d is none of these; it's a compound found in a few foods, but mostly made in your skin when you are exposed to sufficient sunlight. Your body uses vitamin d in many ways. Macronutrient use by your body is somewhat simpler. Carbs are for fuel. Fats are for energy storage. Proteins are building blocks.

In brief: No

Macronutrients are carbohydrates (sugars and starches), lipids (fats) and proteins.
Vitamin d is none of these; it's a compound found in a few foods, but mostly made in your skin when you are exposed to sufficient sunlight. Your body uses vitamin d in many ways. Macronutrient use by your body is somewhat simpler. Carbs are for fuel. Fats are for energy storage. Proteins are building blocks.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is a hormone

Hormones are made by the body and usually circulate throughout the body.
Although we consume some vitamin d in the diet we can also make it in our skin with sensible sun exposure. 10-15 min per day in the late spring/ summer/ early fall months of exposure of the arms and legs without sunscreen is enough to generate a reasonable amount of vitamin d.

In brief: It is a hormone

Hormones are made by the body and usually circulate throughout the body.
Although we consume some vitamin d in the diet we can also make it in our skin with sensible sun exposure. 10-15 min per day in the late spring/ summer/ early fall months of exposure of the arms and legs without sunscreen is enough to generate a reasonable amount of vitamin d.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: NoNotMacronutrient

Vitamin d is not a macronutrient.
All vitamins are organic compounds and vital nutrient that an organism require in limited amounts.If the organism or say human body can not synthesize the compound,it must be obtained through the food,for survival.Vitamin D is synthesized in our body by sun exposure,

In brief: NoNotMacronutrient

Vitamin d is not a macronutrient.
All vitamins are organic compounds and vital nutrient that an organism require in limited amounts.If the organism or say human body can not synthesize the compound,it must be obtained through the food,for survival.Vitamin D is synthesized in our body by sun exposure,
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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