Did you know that 75 percent of Americans do not get enough vitamin D? You may be among the 75 percent. If you feel fatigued; whether that’s from muscle weakness, bone pain, or fractures, the explanation to all of that tiredness may be from lack of Vitamin D.
What is vitamin D and how is the deficiency caused?
Vitamin D is a nutrient essential for overall good health; it helps with calcium level regulation, strong bones, and a properly functioning immune system. Vitamin D deficiency can be found when people do not get enough vitamin D through the sun or their diet. This deficiency is common due to some people’s lifestyles not allowing them to spend enough time outdoors, or ingest foods that are vitamin D rich.
Vitamin D intake and vitamin D rich foods
When taking Vitamin D, it is very important to keep in mind to not overdue it. The recommended dosage for 1-70 years old is 600 IU. The maximum daily intake calls for 4000 IU. If vitamin D is taken in large amounts such as 4000 IU, it will result in high calcium levels in your blood; this can interfere with the heart and muscle functions. It is important to not reach such high levels of vitamin D. Some foods rich in Vitamin D are a selection of seafood such as salmon, trout, tuna, and sardines. Other foods that have a mass amount of vitamin D are mushrooms, eggs, beef liver, cheese, and ready to eat cereal.
Vitamin D deficiency and how it affects pregnancy
Vitamin D is essential for women who are pregnant. Those who do not have healthy levels of vitamin D may find issues such as, preeclampsia, low birthweight, neonatal hypocalcemia, poor postnatal growth, bone fragility, and increased incidence of autoimmune diseases for their infant.
Vitamin D deficiency relation to increased inflammation
Lack of vitamin D can also contribute to increased inflammation. This increased inflammation can contribute to heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for the everyone’s bodies to preform at its best. Support your immune, brain and nervous system health, among many other things to live a healthy life.
If you still feel fatigued even though you are taking in enough vitamin D, book an appointment with Dr. Yuliya to see if she can help you; either online or via telephone.