Vitamin D is Much More Important than We Think
(Platte City, MO, USA)
For most people, when winter comes, we tend to hibernate indoors.
When it is hot outside, we go outside, but have been told to slather on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer
Both of these things cause us to be at risk for a vitamin D Deficiency
Human skin produces vitamin D from sunlight, so when we stay indoors a lot or put on sunscreen it
creates health problems.
For example, I have fibromyalgia, and I was diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency a couple of years ago.
The symptoms were osteomalacia (softening of the bones), bone pain, muscle pain, and muscle weakness.
I was also getting sick a lot and having to take medications for frequent respiratory, bladder, and yeast infections.
Once the deficiency was found and my levels restored to normal, most of the aches disappeared.
I was told by other people that I look healthier, my skin glows, and I even lost weight.
Furthermore, I did not get sick near as much either.
Apparently vitamin D is important for much more than healthy bones. It truly affects the whole body system.
It is well-advised that you get your levels checked at least twice a year, as vitamin D deficiency is very common, and most doctors do not think to check for it.
It can help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, and cardiac disease as well. Vitamin D SupplementsBenefits of Vitamin DFood Sources of Vitamin D