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Top 10 Signs You Have a Serious Deficiency in This One Vitamin
People are just coming around to the fact that vitamin D is much, much more important than we ever realized before. In fact, taking vitamin D while we are still young can be very good for us in the long run. Studies recently done at the University of Zurich confirmed what we already suspected; that consistently getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D are absolutely necessary to maintain healthy bones.
Unfortunately, eating healthy foods is simply not enough. Very few foods contain sufficient amounts of vitamin D to maintain good health. In order to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D through your diet, you would need to eat two servings of fatty fish (such as salmon) every single day. We could also try to get more vitamin D through safe sun exposure, but even for light skinned persons, you would need one hour of sun each and every day for proper body functioning. This isn’t exactly practical for most people.
In fact, vitamin D isn’t what you would call a stand-alone vitamin. In order to work well, vitamin D needs other vitamins such as magnesium and zinc.
Just a few decades ago, doctors believed that vitamin D was only important for our teeth and bone health. New studies show that this vitamin plays a complex role in the proper functioning of the human body, not to mention its ability to lower the risk of developing diseases.
Even though research has shown the potential healing power of this vitamin, not everyone is on the vitamin D bandwagon. Our modern lifestyle of working inside building has only contributed to America’s vitamin D deficiency.
Are you one of the millions of people who are deficient in this important vitamin? Of course the only way to know for sure is to take a blood test. You can ask your doctor to do this test, or buy a do it yourself test. Before you spend money on a test, see if any of the following 10 signs of vitamin D deficiency apply to you.
UK PubMed Central published a study in which subjects with psoriasis were given synthetic vitamin D supplements and saw dramatic improvements in their skin condition.
2. Weakness in the muscles
This is perhaps the most common symptom. Skeletal muscles need vitamin d to work properly and their receptors that recognize this vitamin must be supported with sufficient levels of vitamin D.
3. Sensitivity to pain
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to chronic pain, especially for African Americans.
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