The Importance of Vitamin D
Increasing levels of vitamin D could reduce your risk of cancer, especially colorectal, prostate, and breast cancers. Vitamin D can also lower your risk for heart disease, autoimmune diseases, infections, mental health conditions, and more.
You may have a vitamin D deficiency, or a gene which prevents the absorption of vitamin D, if you have these symptoms: achy bones, feeling blue, depression, head sweating, low energy levels, and gut trouble. Those over age 50, those with darker skin, and those with obesity are at higher risk. I have found several members of our family to be deficient in vitamin D. Even when you get plenty of sun exposure you can have a low vitamin D level.
Get your vitamin D levels checked, and try to maintain a range around 50 (normal ranges are between 30 and 100).
~From Doctor Michelle Vera