Did you know that almost 1 billion people across the world have a vitamin D deficiency?
That's a big deal, because vitamin D does so much to keep us feeling healthy.
Do you know how your vitamin D doing?
One big symptom of being low in vitamin D is feeling rundown and tired, along with catching every cold/bug that comes around. Feeling depressed and losing hair are also two common signs that you might be low in the "sunshine" vitamin.
Why Vitamin D is SO Important
Your body needs vitamin D to build and maintain strong bones over the course of your life, but it does so much more!
Vitamin D works like a hormone in your system, helping your body's immune, digestive, circulatory, and nervous system do their jobs.
Scientist are also studying how vitamin D might help prevent diseases such as depression, diabetes, cancer, and even heart problems.
Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, including:
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency
How Do You Get Enough Vitamin D?
The best way to get vitamin D is from the sun, but with recommendations to slather on sunscreen anytime you're out in the sun and reduced time spent in the sun, most people don't get enough sun exposure for the body to produce vitamin D.
Plus, there's a ton of debate about how much vitamin D you need, with different health/medical groups recommending anywhere from 600 to 2000 IUs per day.
Here are some practical tips for natural increasing your vitamin D level:
Have you had your Vitamin D levels tested? If so, and you were deficient, what steps did you take to raise your Vitamin D levels?
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