Eight common Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
WHEN IN DOUBT, GO BACK TO NATURE . . .
Are you one of those people who heard and believed that direct sunlight is BAD for you and that you must always PROTECT yourself from it? Ugh, that was unfortunately one of the worst so-called “scientific” blunders ever . . . Fact is, you NEED direct sunlight almost as much as OXYGEN to stay healthy, happy and hopping about.
“Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout the body (1).
Unlike most vitamins, vitamin D actually functions like a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it.
Your body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight.
It’s also found in certain foods such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products, although it’s very difficult to get enough from diet alone.
The recommended daily intake is usually around 400-800 IU, but many experts say you should get even more than that.
Vitamin D deficiency is very common. It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of the vitamin in their blood (2).
According to a 2011 study, 41.6% of adults in the US are deficient. This number goes up to 69.2% in Hispanics and 82.1% in African-Americans (3).
These are common risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:
• Having dark skin.
• Being elderly.
• Being overweight or obese.
• Not eating much fish or milk.
• Living far from the equator where there is little sun year-round.
• Always using sunscreen when going out.
• Staying indoors.
People who live near the equator and get frequent sun exposure are less likely to be deficient, because their skin produces enough vitamin D to satisfy the body’s needs.
Most people don’t realize that they are deficient, because the symptoms are generally subtle. You may not notice them easily, even if they are having a significant negative effect on your quality of life.”
If you suffer from any of the underneath symptoms, you probably have a Vitamine D shortage . . . and the GOOD news is you can get plenty by just having FUN in the SUN.
Muscle pain? Hair Loss? Bone Loss? Depression? Impaired Wound Healing? Bone and Back Pain? Fatigue and Tiredness? Getting Sick or Infected Often?
Read the underneath . . it may just change your life forever!