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:
- Bone pain
- Back pain
- Slow wound healing
- Hair loss
- Chronic muscle pains
- Lowered immune system & immune function
- Prostate issues
- 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.