Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a range of serious health conditions so spotting symptoms early is crucial. Some vitamin D deficiency symptoms such as fatigue and depression could also be signs of other issues

Vitamin D deficiency – what does it cause?

Vitamin D helps keeps your bones healthy and strong by aiding the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to:

  • Heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders
  • Cancers such as colon, prostate and breast
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes

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Where to find Vitamin D?

We’ve written an article detailing the Top 5 Vitamin D food sources.

vitamin d deficiency symptoms - mushrooms are a great source

Mushrooms are a great food source of vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms #1 – weak immune system

While getting ill and picking up colds now and again is normal, frequent illness could be a sign of vitamin D deficiency.

One study in children showed “a correlation between vitamin D levels and incidence and severity of LRTI [Lower Respiratory Tract Infections]” while another concluded “Vitamin D supplementation was safe and it protected against acute respiratory tract infection”.

A further study concluded that supplementing with vitamin D “significantly increased the probability of staying infection free

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