Top 10 Signs You Have a Serious Deficiency in This One Vitamin

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4. Sadness/Depression

Women with low levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to have depression, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. It’s especially important for pregnant women and in our early years to satisfy the body’s need for vitamin D. The brain has vitamin D receptors that need this vitamin for proper brain development and mental functioning in our later years.

 

5. Bone fractures

We all know vitamin D is important for our bones, but when you don’t get sufficient amounts, you bones become weak and it’s much easier to develop stress fractures. Some studies show that your risk could be as much as doubled if vitamin D levels fall too low.

 

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6. Susceptibility to the flu

Children that are low in vitamin D levels predispose them to developing respiratory diseases such as the flu or pneumonia, according to a study published in the Cambridge Journals.

 

7. High blood pressure

Even our hearts depend on vitamin D. Congestive heart failure is linked to a deficiency in this vitamin. Harvard University conducted research among its nurses and found that women with low levels of vitamin D had as much as a 67 percent increased risk of developing high blood pressure.

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