Could you be struggling from Vitamin D deficiency and not even know it?
Often times it’s easy for people and even physicians to identify if we’re having issues with enough Calcium or Iron but often a Vitamin D low is not as apparent. We commonly know of the existence of Vitamin D as it’s popular association with getting some sunshine. But why this is even relevant or much less vital to our health is virtually unknown.
What you need to know about Vitamin D
Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). You also need vitamin D for other important body functions. (webmd)
You get it primarily from sun exposure or supplementation, and its ability to activate genetic expression that provides many of its broad health benefits.
How do you know if you’re actually deficient?
Ask and get tested. See some of the major signs below:
- Excessive Sweating
- Noticeable and unexpected pain or weakness.
- Broken bones
- Chronic ongoing pain
- Irregular bouts of depression.
How to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels
Yes, popular media has it right here, more sun means more Vitamin D. Some foods have Vitamin D added. Also there are supplements available. **Now, this doesn’t mean you can spend endless days in the sun sans sunscreen. Protect yourself and your family.