How Do I know if I’m Lacking Vitamin D?

Posted by Julia Robinson on

Do you keep hearing the words “Vitamin D” said often lately?

Well, we do because we’re the ones saying it! Around this time of the year we need to check in with our environmental changes that are causing Vitamin D levels to drop significantly.

It is time for us to ramp up on our Vitamin D rich foods, supplements, and if need be, light therapy.

One of the first things to look for around the fall/winter time is the difference of sunlight and how long the sun actually stays out wherever you live. This is important because the sun is our main source of Vitamin D throughout the day.

For example in Cleveland, Ohio they receive less than half the amount of sunny days in comparison to July 2020 to November 2020.

20 total sunny days in July and 8 total sunny days in December 2020.

So, in addition to the temperature dropping, our immune systems are also at risk for infection at a higher rate during this time.

Here’s what else you can look for to determine if you’re at risk for Vitamin D deficiency:

  1. Depression
  2. Bone pain
  3. Fatigue 
  4. Muscle Weakness
  5. Moodiness
  6. Isolation
  7. Illnesses arise

What you can do to boost your Vitamin D levels:

  1. Take our Vitamin D3 supplement, Kick Start regularly
  2. Eat eggs with the yolk
  3. Eat fatty fish like salmon, trout, and mackerel 
  4. Eat a handful of cremini mushrooms
  5. UVB light therapy (Speak to your doctor first before using a light box)

Overall, each persons Vitamin D levels are different and don't tend to stay the same all year around especially if you experience the lack of sunlight due to weather changes or lifestyle.

Remember, Vitamin D is an essential component of the human body in order for it to function properly in all stages of life.

 

*The statements above are written as advice in which could be indications that your vitamin d levels are low, see a health professional for an exact diagnosis

 

Sources:

https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Ohio/average-sunshine-december.php

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/10306#what-is-sad

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