Statistics shows that over 60 percent of American adults and 36% of young adults lack vitamin D.
You may not believe that this vitamin is of essential importance for your health, but truth is, vitamin D is important for your muscles and bones. Vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer, heart failure, hypertension and diabetes.
It’s hard to detect vitamin D deficiency, and most people can’t even recognize it. Check your vitamin D levels regularly to prevent serious health complications.
Healthy sun exposure will give you the right amount of vitamin D, and the “amount” depends on your skin color, age, sunscreen, and timing. Sunscreen blocks the absorption of vitamin D, so try to avoid using it for 10-15 minutes throughout the day.
But, if you spend the day out in the sun, make sure you use high-quality sunscreen. Did you know that scientists believe that sunscreen is carcinogenic? They suggest using natural alternatives such as coconut oil.
Vitamin D is also found in tuna, animal liver, cheese, egg yolks, etc. you can also consider taking suppemenents.
10 common signs of vitamin D deficiency:
1.Muscle and bone weakness
Vitamin D builds strong muscles and bones. If you don’t get enough of this vitamin, your bones will become brittle. The same applies to your muscles.
Scientists have found that vitamin D deficiency makes you sad and depressed. Vitamin D plays an essential role in the production of serotonin. Try to get more of it, otherwise you will feel depressed. You don’t want to deal with mood swings, right?
3.Sensitivity to pain
The lack of vitamin D may make you more sensitive to pain.
If you don’t get enough vitamin D, you’re likely to deal with gum bleeding, swelling and redness.
Vitamin D optimizes the function of your heart, and regulates blood pressure. The lack of this vitamin may lead to hypertension, so try to boost its intake.
Vitamin D boosts energy and performance in athletes.
Vitamin D is fat-soluble, and its deficiency will “help you” gain weight. Take more vitamin D if you are obese to prevent severe health issues.
Vitamin D deficiency affects digestion, and is considered to be the root cause of Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and IBS.
Consult your doctor if your forehead sweats more than usual.
According to a group of scientists, vitamin D deficiency triggers the development of allergy symptoms. They conducted a study which included over 6000 subjects. The results were more than shocking.