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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 43 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Vitamin D3 Deficiency and Symptoms

S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) goes hand-in-hand with Vitamin D3 deficiency. Doctor Mehmet Oz explains that our skin color determines how much direct sunshine a person needs. For many it is 10-15 minutes of sun however for dark skinned individuals you many need an hour. In the cooler months, 2/3 of the USA lacks Vitamin D. Dr. Oz suggests supplementing with a multi vitamin that contains Vitamin D and then add in some sunshine, vitamin D3, cod liver oil liquid or capsules. He said add in a minimum of 1000 units a day. However, Dr. Oz stresses the importance of getting a blood test done to determine your levels as some need much more. His father-n-law requires 5,000 units a day to achieve his proper levels. 

Read more about S.A.D. and D3

Vitaminddeficiencysymptomsguide.com gives us the following symptoms.
  • depression
  • chronic fatigue
  • weight loss
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • osteoporosis
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Rickets and osteomalacia are classic vitamin D deficiency diseases. In children, vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, which results in skeletal deformities. In adults, vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteomalacia, which results in muscular weakness in addition to weak bones. Populations who may be at a high risk for vitamin D deficiencies include the elderly, obese individuals, exclusively breastfed infants, and those who have limited sun exposure. Also, individuals who have fat malabsorption syndromes (e.g., cystic fibrosis) or inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn's disease) are at risk.”

*Disclaimer, I am not a physician and information listed above is just a guideline not an absolute.

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