Have you had your Vitamin D Levels Checked Recently?
One estimate found that 85% of people have insufficient levels of vitamin D and don’t even know it. Vitamin D helps you to fight infections as it helps produce a naturally occurring antibiotic in your body. It also helps your body to absorb calcium, ensure proper muscle function and brain development. One study found that people with the lowest levels of vitamin D were 11 times more likely to be depressed. Other chronic diseases it has shown to affect include; cancer, autism, heart disease, hypertension, eczema, psoriasis, infertility, dementia, seizures, asthma, multiple sclerosis, migraines and aging!
Signs (according to www.mercola.com) you may be deficient in Vitamin D:
1. You have dark skin
2. You feel ‘blue’
3. You are age 50 or older
4. You are overweight or obese (or have a higher muscle mass)
5. Your bones ache
6. You have ‘head sweat’
7. You have gut trouble
The best way to get your Vitamin D is through the sunshine. A supplement may be necessary as very little vitamin D comes from food. So spend a little time outdoors even when it’s cold out and make sure you are getting enough of this very important vitamin!
For more information visit www.mercola.com or visit www.vitamindcouncil.org