The deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to serious health complications. If you mostly stay indoors, get your Vitamin D levels checked, for you might be prone to Diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and even cancer.
What is Vitamin D
Vitamin D is not just a vitamin, it is also a hormone
Vitamn D increases activation in more than 2000 genes. This allows the body to fight diseases.
The sad reality
More than 9 out of 10 people worldwide are not getting enough Vitamin D.
…and the misconceptions
Contrary to the popular belief, spending 10 minutes in the sun is not enough to get all the Vitamin D you require. You need to stay in the sun for 3 hours if you are standing up in a short sleeve shirt, 20 minutes if lying down in a bathing suit.
How do you know you are Vitamin D deficient
Self test for Vitamin D deficiency: Just press hard on each of your shin bones and then on your sternum – the bone in your chest between your lowest ribs.
Sore bones are an indication that you are probably very deficient.
If you have had recent surgery or illness, or you are pregnant; a breastfed infant would also be at risk.
How much Vitamin D do you need?
4000 iu daily is necessary to bring the average adult up to 40 nanograms and maintain this healthy level.
What too much Vitamin D does to you?
The main symptoms of vitamin D overdose are anorexia, nausea, vomiting, polydipsia, weakness, insomnia, nervousness, pruritus, and, ultimately, renal failure.