Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Did you know that many people in Canada are deficient in Vitamin D—especially if you are stuck in the office all day! Studies show that Vitamin D can play a huge role in keeping the body healthy. Many people believe that eating a balanced diet is enough to maintain sufficient nutrients however, only a few foods contain significant levels of Vitamin D.
Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency:
- Muscle cramps
- General muscle pain and weakness
- Joint pain
- High blood pressure
- Restless sleep
- Poor concentration
- Bladder problems
Vitamin D is so important for our body. It is known for stimulating the absorption of calcium, strengthening the immune system, protecting against auto-immune diseases, and even defending against cancer. So, what are the best sources of vitamin D?
Sun exposure is one way our body naturally produces vitamin D. Approximately 10 minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to get your daily requirement. Remember, the application of sunscreen will block your bodies ability to produce vitamin D. Given the fact that sun exposure has its risks, it might be a better idea to incorporate dietary sources of vitamin D. For example, salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and dark leafy greens are all great sources. Alternatively, supplements are a great option to get your daily dose, or correct any deficiencies you may have. When choosing a supplement, keep in mind that D3 is the form most readily used by the human body, and liquid is always best. At Simcoe Place Health Clinic we have a all natural Vitamin D3 Liquid for $28.95.
Make sure to always consult with your doctor before taking supplements! To book an appointment with the Doctor at Simcoe Place Health Clinic, click here.