Vitamin D Deficiency
Do you know the importance of vitamin D to keep a body healthy? Most people know the basics but here are some symptoms a Vitamin D deficiency that you may not have known.
Here are some of the most common risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:
having dark skin
being an older adult
being overweight or having obesity
not eating much fish or dairy
living far from the equator in areas where there is little sun year-round
always using sunscreen when going out; however, using sunscreen is important in helping prevent sun-damaging effects to the skin, including skin cancer
having chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or hyperparathyroidism
having a health condition that affects nutrient absorption, such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease
having gastric bypass surgery
using certain medications that impact vitamin D metabolism
Vitamin D Deficiency most commonly is expressed by:
* Increased exposure chances of infection/viruses
Benefits of Vitamin D:
*Decreased pain and depression
*Creates an exterior barrier helping increase susceptibility to infection risk of disease.
Supplementation of Vitamin D improves antimicrobial peptides and proteins and also playas a role in glutathione metabolism. Supplement that also help the absorbtion of Vitamin D include NAC, Magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin K(2).