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The benefits of vitamin D

What are the benefits of vitamin D?

Perhaps the most vital benefits of vitamin D is the regulation of absorption of calcium and phosphorus,  which in turn facilitates normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is also paramount for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, and many recent studies also correlate an improved resistance against certain diseases.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
  • Getting sick often
  • Fatigue and feeling tired constantly
  • Back or bone pain
  • Depression
  • Impaired healing of cuts and other wounds
  • Bone Loss
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscular pain
How do you treat low vitamin d levels?

The objective is to regulate vitamin D levels to relieve the kinds of symptoms mentioned above and to  decrease the risk of fractures, infections and other adverse health outcomes. To prevent vitamin D deficiency, experts  recommend that infants and children receive at least 400 IU per day from both diet and supplement intake.

What foods are high in vitamin D?
  • Fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon (Try get salmon from reputable distributers or local fish mongers in Ireland)
  • Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals (soy really affects my hormonal profile so make sure to keep a food diary!)
  • Beef liver (I’m not a fan at all!)
  • Cheese (only on pizza for me oops!)
  • Egg yolks (yum!)
  • Supplement wise you cannot go wrong with these bad boys– they taste so good too!
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