Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is responsible for creating a favorable biochemistry in the human body. Vitamin D has been in the spotlight! It’s being highly recommended due to the pivotal role it plays in the human endocrine system.
What happens if you’re deficient and who needs to take it? What are some common diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency? What are the benefits of vitamin D? Here are five important things you need to know about vitamin D.
Therefore, Vitamin D deficiency disrupts the homeostasis of the endocrine system and promotes disease states. Constant depletion of any nutrient that is necessary for optimal biochemistry will have adverse effects on the body.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the abdomen and abnormal cholesterol levels. These conditions collectively increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Vitamin D Deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. Vitamin D, taken in conjunction with calcium increases bone density in postmenopausal women.
Limited sun exposure during the winter months causes vitamin D deficiency in people who live in northern climates. And People who spend most of their life indoors and are fully clothed when outdoors are most likely vitamin D deficient.
Increasing exposure to the sun is important, but this may be difficult for people with various skin conditions.
The best way to improve your vitamin D status is to take vitamin D supplements. Dietary sources of vitamin D include sardines, fatty fish such as salmon, and egg yolks.
Gardiner, NY Personal Trainer / Strength Coach
Bindu Nambiar is the head personal trainer and owner of Physiqology, a personal training business based in the town of Gardiner in the Hudson Valley, NY area. She specializes in injury rehab, strength training for sport, flexibility, and mobility training.