Typically, vitamin D is found in liver and fish oils and it will help absorb calcium in the body. It will prevent rickets(this causes bad calcification and softening in the child’s bones) children and osteomalacia(the softening of the bones) in adults. It is important than that children and adults receive ample levels of vitamin D. What better source to get vitamin D than in supplements? It is said that if spend time in the sun that this is a very good source for vitamin D. So it is critical that children and adults do not have vitamin D deficiencies because the results could be serious. It goes hand in hand that if vitamin D helps to absorb calcium that you need the proper levels in the body to avoid bone softening. The bones become soft and brittle and they are very easy to break and they probably will take longer to heal. This may be because they were weak in the first place.