The ultimate source of vitamin D comes from the sun, when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. When the sun changes its tracks and clocks go back an hour the hours of sunlight become less and the decline in vitamin D uptake from the sun begins.
Did you get much sun over summer?
If you didn’t and/or if you don’t eat many food sources of vitamin D such as cod liver oil, oily fish, eggs and sprouted seeds then you might benefit from some nutritional support.
There are many conditions accompanied with vitamin D deficiency such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, psoriasis, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance and many others.
Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency?
Adults and children are both at risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin but technically a hormone (vitamin D3) that is produced by the sun’s ultraviolet rays when your skin is exposed to it, then transported to your liver then to your kidneys to change it to active vitamin D. Vitamin D is a major anti-inflammatory hormone which assists in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, re-absorption of calcium from your kidneys, removal of calcium and phosphorus from bone and helps to regulate your immunity. So it can lessen inflammation, pain and many other symptoms.
Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of higher incidents of colds and flu during winter months!
So as you can see vitamin D is of great importance when it comes to your health, so it’s worth considering a consultation with a clinical nutritionist (me) to find out whether you need nutritional support.
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