Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency

Are you deficient in Vitamin D?

Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and MineralsVitamin D deficiency is now a problem on a vast scale. Which is why Public Health England recommends that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement in the winter months.

People nowadays simply do not get enough sun exposure to achieve an optimum level of vitamin D. Not only is low vitamin D status a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease, depression and cancer, but vitamin D deficiency can make many diseases more severe.

A recent study conducted at Boston University showed that vitamin D deficiency actually affects your DNA. The researchers commented:

“Any improvement in vitamin D status will significantly affect expression of genes that have a wide variety of biologic functions of more than 160 pathways linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.”

10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D

  1. Depression or anxiety – in one study 65% of patients with depression had low vitamin D
  2. Contracting colds or flu or frequently getting ill – indicating low immunity
  3. Fatigue and generalized weakness – a vitamin D supplement may especially help women
  4. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  5. Joint, bone or back pain – there is a relationship between lower back pain and low vitamin D status. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in calcium absorption and bone metabolism.
  6. Blood sugar issues and diabetes
  7. Muscle cramps and weakness
  8. Slower wound healing – patients with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have higher levels of inflammatory markers that can jeopardise healing
  9. Mood changes and irritability
  10. Weight gain

Common extra risk factors for vitamin D deficiency

  • Getting older. As you age, your kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form, D3 or calcitriol, which can lead to a deficiency.
  • Having a dark skin– so less sunlight is absorbed
  • Being overweight or obese, because fat absorbs vitamin D and less is released into the circulation to deliver its health benefits
  • Low intake of vitamin D-rich foods (oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks) or foods which are which fortified with Vitamin D (eg. in the UK, most fat spreads and some breakfast cereals; in many countries cows’ milk is also fortified, but not in the UK)
  • Living in Northern countries (UK, northern Europe, North America, northern Asia)
  • Staying or working indoors

Leading scientists in the field have now established that the optimum level of vitamin D3 is a lot higher than previously thought.

Yet solving a vitamin D deficiency is really simple.

For a free report on Vitamin D – and the opportunity to get a free pack of vitamin D for the winter months go to: https://nutrishield.com/the-products/vitamin-d/

 


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References:

Depression is associated with decreased 25-Hydroxyvitamin D… Witte JG Hoogendijk MD PhD, Paul Lips MD PhD, Miranda G Dik PhD et al. JAMA. 2007 December 5

Influence of vitamin D status and vitamin D3 supplementation on genome wide expression of white blood cells: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Hossein-nezhad A, Spira A, Holick MF. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058725. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis.Anglin RE, Samaan Z, Walter SD, McDonald SD. Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;202:100-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.106666.