Vitamin D deficiency is on the increase and can be caused by lack of exposure to sun, wearing sunscreen, obesity and diet. Vitamin D is also responsible for stop musculo-skeletal problems like Rickets and diseases such as:
Am I at risk of Vitamin D deficiency?
Everyone is at risk of Vitamin D deficiency but particularly those who are overweight, pregnant women, children and the elderly. Overweight children and adults need 2–5 times more of this vitamin due to the fact that vitamin D gets ‘trapped’ in fat and cannot be used by the body. You are also at risk if you live a more sedentary way of life spending more time inside than out in the sun.
How much Vitamin D do I need?
It is suggested to have your level of this vitamin tested moreover through your healthcare professional or doctor.
How to get more Vitamin D in your diet
Vitamin D is voluntarily available in supplement form.
Vitamin D rich foods are: wild caught salmon, eggs, butter, sardines, liver and mushrooms.
It is suggested that adults get 5 to 10 minutes of sun on their face, arms and hands a day in the summer months and 20 minutes per day in the winter months. Morning to afternoon when the sun is at its peak is the best time to soak in those rays.
By : Natural Health News