According to The Cleveland Clinic and WebMD, Vitamin D is critical to staying healthy, but difficult for most people to maintain adequate levels. Some of the important aspects of adequate Vitamin D levels include, keeping bones strong and healthy, absorbing calcium and may help to prevent cancer in some instances.
Some symptoms of a Vitamin D deficiency include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue, and depression or mood changes. These symptoms can lead to heart disease and high blood pressure, diabetes, immune system disorders, falls in older people, some cancers and multiple sclerosis.
There are many ways to up your Vitamin D levels that include sun exposure 15-20 minutes 3 days a week, eating certain foods such as salmon, swordfish and taking cod liver oil, and of course nutritional supplements.
Vitamin D is critical to maintaining healthy bones, preventing cancer and promoting a healthy immune system. We should all be assuring we are getting enough Vitamin D through nutrition or sunlight.