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:
* General muscle pain and weakness
* Muscle cramps
* Joint pain
* Weight gain (well fighting to lose)
High blood pressure
* Restless sleep
* Poor concentration
Constipation and diarrhea
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.