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
- 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!