Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms. U Think U Have Them?
Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms. Concerned About Lack Of Vitamin D? You Should Know Vitamin D Requirements!
Do you have vitamin D deficiency symptoms? Did you test your levels? How about other vitamin and mineral deficiencies? Did you get them tested?
Why am I bringing up vitamin D defiviency to your attention? Simply because lots and lots Crohn's patients that I had a pleasure of helping had severe vitamin D deficiency. And that needs to be addressed, NOW.
Vitamin D was shown to improve many chronic disease symptoms. Vitamin D was researched and scientifically proven to even improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Only about ten years after functional medicine practitioners, naturopathic doctors and holistic practitioners were trying to raise awareness about symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and how important it is to have an adequate vitamin D levels. Well, better late than never.
Research has shown that bioactive form of vitamin D3 (1,25 dihydrovitamin D) can improve the symptoms of Crohns disease. So you may get a new prescription for vitamin D from your doctor. Because it’s a common practice now. And your local pharmacists including me will fill your prescription for vitamin D. The prescription will not be vitamin D3 but instead the capsules are vitamin D2 (precursors of vitamin D3). Does it really matter? Actually, yes it does. The studies were done on vitamin D 3 not D 2. Also, D 2 doesn’t have the same good absorption as vitamin D 3.
So you may want to invest into great
vitamin D supplement
from a reputable company. But ONLY if you really need vitamin D supplementation.
In other cases, when the levels of vitamin D are very low for a very long time the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can show some detrimental health problems.
Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms :
In children, severe cases of vitamin D deficiency can show up as bone deformity.
In adults early vitamin D deficiency symptoms may be the factors that incorporate into development of certain complex disease states. These include
Lack of vitamin D can show up on your skin, your teeth, your bones and even your smile since lack of vitamin D even affects our mental health.
Vitamin D requirenments:
Adult Adequate Intake (AI) Per Day or daily vitamin D requirements:
• 19-50 years old: 5 micrograms per day
• 51-70 years old: 10 micrograms per day
• 71 years and older: 15 micrograms per day
Adult Upper Level (UL) Per Day: 50 micrograms per day.
Blood vitamin d levels are called 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels or 25(OH)D levels. Normal levels are considered from 20 ng/ml to 55 ng/ml or 19 to 67 pg/ml. But now the research suggests that those levels are way too low. Optimal levels of vitamin D should be over 40 ng/ml for optimal health.
Vitamin D should not be considered without the advice of your health professional. Vitamin D should be considered for patient with lower than normal vitamin D levels or lower than optimal vitamin D levels. Studies were not researched enough to show any positive vitamin D benefits with patients that have normal vitamin D level.
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