How to Tell If You’re Getting Enough Vitamin D and Special Announcement…
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Okay, so now let’s talk about Vitamin D.
Have you been feeling down? Experiencing mood swings frequently?
Lack of vitamin D might be to blame. In today’s lifestyle with long work days that are mostly spent indoors, more people have a higher risk of developing vitamin D deficiency. Your hereditary traits, age, location, diet, and overall lifestyle play a significant role in your body’s capacity to synthesize Vitamin D.
You might have been surprised that “feeling down” and mood swings are associated with vitamin D deficiency. In this newsletter, I will help you understand the value of vitamin D in your body and identify your risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D or commonly called the sunshine vitamin is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two types: vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol and vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol.
Among the two, vitamin D3 is more readily absorbed by your body. In fact, your body has the capacity to create vitamin D by just exposing yourself to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Vitamin D2, on the other hand, is found in supplements and the diet.
Vitamin D has long been known to be beneficial to bone health, but the truth is that vitamin D has a great impact on your overall health and well-being, not just bones.
Vitamin D supports the immune system, regulates blood sugar, supports memory and mental health, and keeps metabolism at the right track among many other benefits. In short vitamin D is crucial in keeping the proper functioning of all your body parts.
Not convinced? The truth is, every cell of your body has a receptor for vitamin D. That’s how important it is. Deficiency in vitamin D will wreak havoc on all your body systems.
What are the risk factors for vitamin D deficiency?
Little exposure to sunlight – Vitamin D is synthesized when UV rays react with some form of cholesterol in your skin. Winter, frequently staying indoors, and using sunblock when outdoors block the natural way your body creates vitamin D. Here is further information on sunblock, skin cancer prevention, and Vitamin D.
Older adults – As you age, your skin becomes less efficient in producing vitamin D. Older people tend to stay indoors most of the time, too, so it is crucial that if you are at this stage, you’ve got to give time to some skin-lovin’ sunlight exposure.
Dark skin – If you are blessed with a dark skin tone, your skin is well-protected from the harmful rays of the sun because of the pigment melanin. However, you are more at risk in having vitamin D deficiency.
Inflammatory bowel disease – If you have IBD, dietary vitamin D is not properly absorbed in your intestines.
Obesity – Although obesity does not affect the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D, fat tissues under your skin hides away the vitamin D and alters its release into the bloodstream.
Next week, I’ll discuss the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and how to combat this condition. So stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, you can go outdoors in the first half of the morning or late in the afternoon so that you can reap the benefits of vitamin D while still protecting your skin.
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