Learn More About Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we produce as a result of exposure to the sun. Living in a cold climate, and spending much of our time indoors, puts us at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Canadian research shows that up to 73.5% of men and 77.5% of women have inadequate levels of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D regulates both the immune system and neuromuscular system, and acts as an antioxidant throughout the body.
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
- Heart disease
- Low mood
- Frequent cold and flu
- Poor bone health
- Chronic Pain
- Sun Exposure, We need about 15 minutes of our arms and legs exposed to the sun daily, during peak sunshine hours, without sunscreen
- Choose fortified foods, including milk products
- Support gut health
- Supplementation: It’s important to take a Vitamin D supplement
- We should be tested at least once each year to make sure we’re achieving adequate levels of vitamin D
- Support liver health