What is Vitamin D Deficiency?

A vitamin D deficiency can happen when intake is lower than recommended levels, your exposure to sunlight is limited, your kidneys cannot convert 25(OH)D to its active form, or the absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract isn’t great or the food source is of poor quality.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods.

Getting the right quality and quantity of vitamin D is important for your immune system function, bone density and many other body systems.

Did you know calcium is best absorbed when vitamin D is present in your body?

Since your body gets its Vitamin D from your food or the sun, you might have a deficiency and not even know!

Living in sunny places doesn’t guarantee a better Vitamin D level since most American’s apply sunscreen on before going outside.

Vitamin D Deficiency symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Bone pain
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Slow wound healing
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic muscle pains
  • Lowered immune system & immune function
  • Prostate issues
  • Dementia
  • Loss of bone density

Problem Solved: Testing & Treatment for Low Vitamin D

To boost your immune system here are some simple ways to restore your low vitamin d levels:

  • Get your Vitamin D levels tested at least once a year, more often if you discover a severe deficiency.
  • Take a regular Vitamin D supplement from a reputable source/company combined with Vitamin K.
  • Get outside for 10-15 minutes per day and absorb a few sun rays.
  • If you can’t get outside, consider a desktop sun lamp.
  • Consider micronutrient testing to find out current levels of other vitamins and minerals in your body to bring back better balance.

MedStudio offers regular screening for Vitamin D as well as additional lab & testing services. Schedule your free 30 min consult here to learn more.