Vitamin D is very important for our health. It boosts immune system, regulates phosphorous and calcium absorption, and has a major role in the building of strong bones, teeth, and muscles. Some studies are suggesting that this vitamin can reduce the risk of many diseases like heart diseases, multiple sclerosis, viral or bacterial infections.

A lot of people are vitamin D deficient, but they are not aware about it. If you notice on you any of the following signs, immediately check your vitamin levels.

  1. Bone and Muscle Weakness
  2. Feeling Sad or Blue
  3. Pain Sensitivity
  4. High Blood Pressure
  5. Chronic Gum Disease
  6. Sleepiness and Fatigue
  7. Decreased Endurance
  8. Mood Swings
  9. Gut Issues
  10. Overweight
  11. Allergies
  12. Head Sweater

the sunshine vitamin

The best source for vitamin D is sun exposure. How long should you be exposed to sun depends from many factors like skin color, the use of sunscreen, season, time of the day, and age.

Production of vitamin D happens only when the skin is unprotected. Go out in the sun for 10-15 minutes before you put any sunscreen and you will accumulate the needed daily dose of vitamin D.

Foods rich with Vitamin D

Very few foods are natural rich with vitamin D. However, many foods are fortified with this vitamin.

Natural sources

  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Egg yolk

Fortified sources:

  • Cereals
  • Orange juice
  • Yogurt
  • Milk

Make sure to get enough of vitamin K in your daily diet when you decide to boost your vitamin D levels. If you feel any of the mentioned signs for vitamin D deficiency, talk with your doctor and check your vitamin levels. Try to boost your levels through the sun of the food you consume, and only via high quality supplements.  A lot of supplements on the market contain many harmful substances, so be sure to opt for high quality supplements if needed.

Source: EatLocalGrown