Vitamin D is amazing and of course I am lacking it

Ends up I am Vitamin D deficient by a little bit and so I looked up info and it explains SOOOO MUCH

“What does vitamin D do?
Like all steroid hormones, (You can not make vitamins in your body but you can make hormones so D is actually a hormone you can get in food) vitamin D is involved in making hundreds of enzymes and proteins, which are crucial for preserving health and preventing disease. It has the ability to interact and affect more than 2,000 genes in the body. It enhances muscle strength and builds bone. It has anti-inflammatory effects and bolsters the immune system. It helps the action of insulin and has anti-cancer activity. This is why vitamin D deficiency has been linked with so many of the diseases of modern society. Because of its vast array of benefits, maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D is essential for your health.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are some of the more common symptoms:

Marked mine*

* Fatigue
* General muscle pain and weakness
* Muscle cramps
* Joint pain
Chronic pain
* Weight gain (well fighting to lose)
High blood pressure
* Restless sleep
* Poor concentration
* Headaches
* Moodiness
* Anxiety
Constipation and diarrhea

 

From Dr. Frank Lipman: “If you live north of 37 degrees latitude (approximately a line drawn horizontally connecting Norfolk, Va. to San Francisco, Calif.) sunlight is not sufficient to create vitamin D in your skin in the winter months, even if you are sitting in the sun in a bathing suit on a warm January day! The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D.” …. Supplements are a must and the FDA suggestions are woefully short, you should be taking in over 2000IU not 200-600 they suggest
And yes you can get Vitamin D from foods like eggs or milk or salmon…but then, you’d have to eat 150 egg yolks every day, 3 3/4 lbs of salmon or 20 cups of fortified milk.
Vitamin D3 is the active form of Vitamin D and should be the one we take (not D2) since it is the most safe and effective form for our bodies.

 

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  1. I’ve been feeling fatigued as of late and put it down to a lack of b vitamins, but will take a d supplement too now that you’ve mentioned it! Thanks!

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