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7 Reasons You Might Need More Vitamin D

Fitnessvolt.com – May 5, 2019 – Matthew Magnante

Vitamin D Health Benefits Facts

Vitamin D: Benefits & Facts

Vitamin D is crucial for good health and many important bodily functions…

But in a society where processed foods are the norm and being indoors has hidden us from the sun’s rays; it’s even more important to pay attention.

Vitamin D plays a huge role in bone growth, immune function, cell growth, and many other bodily processes. But, sometimes we experience symptoms that clearly reflect a deficiency and you must be aware of them to prevent long term, serious health issues. (12)

Now, Vitamin D is only available through limited foods like fatty fish (Salmon, sardines, mackerel), cheese, eggs, dark greens (Collard greens, spinach, kale) and beef liver. Sometimes it’s even added in certain foods like orange juice and milk.

But, most of the time getting it through food is not enough and we need supplements, plus sufficient time in the sun to maintain healthy levels. (23)

But, if you’re not sure whether or not you’re getting enough Vitamin D, we’ve listed 7 areas to be aware of when it comes to the potential need to correct a deficiency.

First, though, let’s quickly go over the importance of supplementation and sun rays…

Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Sunshine

To make sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D, follow the recommendation of a minimum 600 International Units (IU) per day if you’re 70 and under, or 800 IU if age 71 and older. (3)

But, this is a conservative number with recent recommendations being even high, at 1,000-2,000 IU per day. But it really depends on your geographic location (Since sunshine varies), current state of health, and current Vitamin D levels. (2)

Now, you can get Vitamin D through multivitamins and/or just Vitamin D supplements.

And/or you can get Vitamin D through plenty of sunshine and Ultraviolet-B rays (UVB). But there’s no one-size-fits-all for the time needed in the sun since it really depends on your skin tone and current Vitamin D levels. However, getting at least 15 minutes of sun rays per day should be appropriate for most people. (4)

But, you don’t want to stay in the sun too long as this can cause skin damage and possibly cancer.

Here are 6 signs of possible Vitamin D deficiency…

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Thai Researchers Outline What We Know About Vitamin D And Liver Health

Dr. Rath Health Foundation at  April 18, 2019

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NEWS

Vitamin D deficiency has been documented to be highly prevalent among populations with liver issues, according to researchers from Thailand. Their new review of published studies outlines what we know so far about the vitamin’s role in liver health.

COMMENT

There is growing evidence that vitamin D deficiency is now a serious global health problem. Even in Australia, a country where people typically enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with plentiful sunshine, deficiency is said to have reached crisis levels. In the United States and Canada, the problem is also widespread. In Europe, blood levels of vitamin D have been shown to be low in 50 to 70 percent of the population. Pregnant Arab women have an ‘extraordinarily high prevalence’ of deficiency, with India also now home to a growing epidemic of the problem.

But while the increasing worldwide awareness of vitamin D deficiency and promotion of the need for supplementation are certainly positive developments, we should not be fooled into thinking that deficiencies of other micronutrients are rare. To the contrary, and as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept explains, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are not only commonplace, they are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases. Based on pioneering work conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, this knowledge has given rise to the revolutionary discovery that specific combinations of micronutrients can be used for the prevention and control of diseases.

To learn more about Dr. Rath’s scientific research and discoveries, visit the special Cellular Medicine feature section on our website.Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

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