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Could you be Vitamin D Deficient?

Could you be Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D deficiency is very common. It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of the vitamin in their blood

Reasons why you could be Vitamin D Deficient are:

  • Not enough sunlight
  • Wearing sunscreen every time you are outside in the sunlight
  • You live in a wintery climate where everyday outdoors exposure is limited
  • People with darker skin need more sun exposure then a fair-skinned person
  • Covered with protective clothing all the time
  • If you live in Northern states where there is fewer hours of overhead sunlight and farther from the equator
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding and don’t give baby a Vitamin D supplement; or Mom is not taking a Vitamin D supplement, then baby is more likely to be deficient
  • People who are obese
  • Medical problems, such as Crohn’s, Celiac Disease, Cystic Fibrosis have an  effect on the intestines and the ability to absorb Vitamin D from your food
  • Religious reasons that require your body to be covered
  • Working indoors sunup to sundown

What are some symptoms and health risks are

  • Bone pain, muscle weakness
  • Depression
  • Sick frequently with colds and flu
  • Fatigue and tiredness all the time
  • Bone loss – Vitamin D plays a crucial role in calcium absorption

What do you do now?  Correcting a Vitamin D deficiency is easy! Get out in the sun daily for at least 20 minutes a day or take a good quality Vitamin D Supplement from Isotonix.

Contact Sharon with Body and Skin Heath for a Health Consultation.