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Do your Vitamin D levels need checked?

Vitamin D is a necessary vitamin for your bone health- both building your bones and maintaining your bones. It is pivotal in the reuglation of calcium and phosphorous in your body because calcium can actually only be asbored by bones if Vitamin D is present. 

Even if you know very little about Vitamin D, you more than likely know that more often times than not, people are told to get more Sunlight if they have low Vitamin D Levels. This is because sunlight is converted by your body to Vitamin D. According to WebMD, "Just 6 days of casual sunlight exposure without sunscreen can make up for 49 days of no sunlight exposure." Your body will store Vitamin D in fat when it is exposed to sunlight to make up for times when your body has no sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D is important to your body not only because of bone health, but because it can prevent osteoperosis, help with brain development, stimulate your immunity, and more. 

Vitamin D Deficiency can be a common occurrence and signs can be subtle, so often people will go with this unchecked. According to ZRT, "Statistics show a third of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D, with a leading cause being lack of sun exposure." There are some varying risk factors other than just staying indoors for Vitamin D deficiency such as age, obesity, lack of dairy in diet, or even always wearing sunscreen, as well as other factors. 

Some signs of being Vitamin D deficient are as followed:

Some Extra Tips for Increasing Your Vitamin D Levels

If you think you might be Vitamin D Deficient, we at 180 Health have many different testing options available to test your Vitamin D levels, as well as a great Vitamin D supplement to help get your levels where they should be if you are deficient.

Fixing this deficiency can have overall big health benefits and a huge impact on your everyday life. 

Author
Clinton Cunningham Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Case Manager, Clinic Director

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