Top 7 Signs of Low Vitamin D
The Top Seven Signs of Low Vitamin D
This time I want to write about the seven signs that your vitamin D level might be low.
Some of you may or have already caught on to the vitamin D epidemic of low vitamin D in the US and Canada.
But many of you have not, and that's what I want to write about today in this blog.
Vitamin D is a big deal if your levels are low. Chronically it can lead to suffering early disease and early death and so we want to avoid those three things all we can.
Ok, now if you already know about vitamin D and you take a good supplement, I bet you have friends and neighbors who do not know.
How Can You Fix it?
Now, what are the top seven signs that your vitamin D might be to low? and how can you fix it?
The number one for an adult the number one sign that your vitamin D might be low is bone aches.
If your bones ache, not your joints but your actual bones themselves, that's actually if your vitamin D is low and that's a condition called osteomalacia which means painful bones.
And when your vitamin D level is below 20 or 25 you can have osteomalacia or painful bones.
This is a sign that your bones are starving for vitamin D. They're not being able to keep their bone density up where it needs to be.
This is your bones yelling at you "hey dummy take some vitamin D or get out in the Sun".
Osteomalacia is a big deal. If you don't have enough vitamin D it can actually lead to osteopenia and ultimately osteoporosis, which is brittle bones.
And that's the condition that older folks have when they fall on the carpet and break the wrist.
You shouldn't break any bones and if you do, then you've been vitamin D deficient for a long long time.
So, achy bones that's sign number one that you may have low vitamin D.
Sign number two is chronic fatigue. And I know that's the sign of about a thousand different possible conditions.
But if you go and see your local doctor for chronic fatigue, one of the very first things he should check is a vitamin D 25 level to see if your levels are low.
Chronic fatigue can be from low vitamin D.
The next is if you have a fracture.
A broken bone from just a little bit of force, if you step off the curb and break your ankle if you fall and break your wrist on the carpet.
Right if you just like to fall off the couch and break your wrist. That's not normal.
Human beings are made to bounce not to break
So if you have a broken bone for no real reason like if you're coughing a lot from bronchitis and you break a rib, that's not normal.
You know that shouldn't happen. You probably have low vitamin D.
Frequent Viral Infections
Number four is if you have frequent viral infections. For example, if it seems like you have a cold every 10 minutes or you just have just repetitive infections way more often than your friends do.
That can be a sign of low vitamin D. It is because keeping your vitamin D where it needs to be can actually protect you from infection.
Number five is if you have a depressed mood. I don't mean you know clinical depression.
I'm talking about just depressing, kind of down in the dumps. That can be from low vitamin D.
More and more researchers coming out to show that vitamin D is very unflattering both for your brain and for other body tissues.
And so one of the things that you could have is a depressed mood if your vitamin D is very low.
So part of the workup for depression when you go to your doctor should be some blood work, and within that blood work should be a vitamin D 25 level checked. And if it is low, it needs to be fixed.
Slow wound healing
Number six is slow wound healing. For example, if you get a cut or an abrasion, and it seems like it just takes forever to heal.
Or if it seems like you heal far slower than your friends and family. Then you may have low vitamin D.
Vitamin D is in charge of hundreds of biochemical reactions in your skin and other parts of your body.
And your skin just doesn't heal as effectively if your vitamin D is low. So that's another red flag that you may have low vitamin D.
Number seven sign of low vitamin D is, it's kind of like number one but it's different. It´s if you have muscle aches. Just if your muscles ache for no real reason.
Now if you know if you walked for many miles yesterday and that's the first time you've done that in years, then it makes sense that your muscles would ache.
But if your muscles ache all the time and there's no real reason for it, then you may have low vitamin D.
Obviously, there are other things that could be so. But go and see your local doctor and get a full lab panel and a full exam.
You may have low vitamin D. And something as simple as taking a vitamin D3 every day could fix your achy bones and your aching muscles.
Number eight is basically if you live in the US and Canada or if you live in the UK. Because if you live in the US and if you live in Canada or if you live anywhere up in the higher latitudes, you don't get enough sun to make vitamin D.
So my hierarchy my solution for you, if your vitamin D is low, then try to get more Sun.
If you can't do that, then you can get more vitamin D from a good ketogenic diet.
And if you're eating grass-fed butter that has vitamin D. If you're eating the egg yolks from chickens who are able to run around in the yard and eat bugs and worms.
Those egg yolks have a lot of vitamin D3. Also, butter contains a lot of Vitamin D.
And then if you're able to eat pork that's been pasture-raised and actually was allowed to run around, and has been eating grub worms and acorns and other good things and play out in the Sun all day, that pork will have good vitamin D.
So conclusion: I'd much prefer you get your vitamin D from the Sun and from your diet.
But if you just have to have a supplement then make sure you're taking a good vitamin D3 supplement not D2.
Maybe your doctor says "oh you need to take this vitamin D2 once a week or once a month", don't take that it's just not as well absorbed as vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is a much more natural way to take it.
Also, a lot of people think dairy is a good way to get vitamin D. No it's a terrible way to get vitamin D. It's been fortified with vitamin D2 as well, which is again not as well absorbed.
So if you can't get it from the Sun and you can't get it from your diet then take a supplement.
Some people need to get it from their diet and take a supplement, it's up to you to decide which one of those people you are.
But if you do take a supplement, make sure it's vitamin D3. Make sure it's in an oil field gel cap and make sure that the oil they use is not soybean or canola.
You can get one off Amazon with olive oil and that's much preferable to taking one with canola or soybean oil.
Living in the US, Canada or in the UK
So there you go. The eight signs that you might have low vitamin D. And then if you live in the US or Canada or the UK, then you're a very high risk of having it.
Because there's just not a lot in the food supply and you don't get enough Sun to really make up the difference.
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