Hair Loss to Fatigue: 5 warning signs of Vitamin D deficiency that you must look out for

Today, we are talking about Vitamin D which has many effects on our body's several systems such as immune, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. Did you know its absence can also affect calcium absorption?
Hair Loss to Fatigue: 5 warning signs of Vitamin D deficiency that you must look out for
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We all know that vitamins and minerals are of utmost importance for the healthy functioning of our bodies. There are many Vitamins such as A, B, C, D and E among others and all of them have different positive effects that keep our body fit and healthy and fight with diseases and daily wear and tear. Today, we are talking about Vitamin D which has many effects on our body's several systems such as immune, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. Did you know its absence can also affect calcium absorption?

For the unversed, Vitamin D is the only nutrient that is produced when we are exposed to sunlight and up to 50% of the world's population does not get enough sunlight and that's why the deficiency of the same is quite common. As per reports, around 1 billion people worldwide suffer from the low levels of this nutrient. For the unversed, people who have dark skin, older people, obese, people who hardly have dairy products or fish and those who stay indoors are the ones who have high risks of vitamin D deficiency. 
 If you are looking out for tell-tale signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency then you are at the right place. Read on to know more.

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1 Falling sick very often 
Are you falling sick and getting infections too often? Then you must be suffering from low levels of vitamin D.  The nutrient helps to keep our immune system strong and the same helps to fight off viruses and bacteria that cause illness. If you often become sick with cold, pneumonia or flu then low vitamin D levels could be the reason.

2 Fatigue
As per one of the studies, people who have complained about chronic daytime fatigue and headaches showed low levels of vitamin D. If your body has under 20 ng/ml of this nutrient then you are indeed having low levels of it.

3 Back, bone and muscle pain
It is very difficult to pinpoint what could be the exact cause of body aches, however, vitamin D deficiency could be the reason. 
So, now you know what could be the potential cause of your pain in your legs, ribs or joints.

4 Hair loss
Hair loss when severe is often the result of nutrient deficiency. As per several studies, hair loss in women could be due to inadequate levels of this nutrient.

5 Depression
Suffering from depression is also one of the signs that you are vitamin D deficient. As per studies, researchers have linked vitamin D deficiency to depression, especially in older adults.

Bottom line
So in order to bolster the production of the same, one should spend time in the sunlight, take supplements and eat foodstuff which are the best sources of Vitamin D- salmon, cod liver oil, egg yolk, mushrooms, orange juice and dairy products among others. 

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