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Do You Need D? Signs You Are Vitamin D Deficient

Our bodies need Vitamin D, but so many of us are not getting enough.

Sitting behind desks and eating snacks and foods that are not supplying our system with the nutrition our body requires is, sorry to be so blunt, killing us quickly.

Maybe you are optimal weight and assume you are healthy, but there are signs your system provides that will tell you to get some D… Vitamin D.

Where do you get Vitamin D?

Let me be clear, there are very few foods that provide Vitamin D. Now there are some cereals that manufacturers claim there is Vitamin D added, but I suggest you look at the other ingredients in those cereals. You will probably find added sugars, preservatives and possibly GMOs.

Some of the primary foods that supply Vitamin D are:

  • Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, mackerel, etc…
  • Beef liver – How many of you eat that?
  • Cheese
  • Egg yolks

But the best way to get your Vitamin D is not from something you ingest, it is from the sun.

Yes, the sun’s rays entering our skin create a process in which our system naturally manufactures Vitamin D.

You need sunlight!

I know that many people are probably suffering from Vitamin D deficiency and do not even realize it.

  • People who work night shift and sleep during the day.
  • Office workers.
  • Etc…

Another fact is the paranoia that people have of cancer from the sun.

Okay, I will not argue that the sun can also damage you, but only if you overdo your sunlight exposure. Just like nearly anything, you have to be wise and use common sense.

Use sun protection… Yes, your body will still manufacture Vitamin D if you have sunscreen on your skin.

Just make a plan to get out in the sun and get your D.

How do you know if you are short on Vitamin D?

Your body and your brain will give you signs telling you to get Vitamin D. But you need to know what those signs are.

I am going to tell you various signs that your system may be giving you that you need some D. Do know that I am not a medical doctor, so you should seek your Doctor’s advice too.

Weakness in muscles

If you notice that your muscles are not showing the strength they did previously, it could be a sign that your low on Vitamin D.

Remember that if it feels serious, you need to see a Doctor.

Age

Studies have shown that once you hit 50, the body does not manufacture Vitamin D as sufficiently as it did when you were younger.

Once you hit that age, you need to be proactive and get Vitamin D by eating properly.

One product I would highly recommend is the Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina to get more Vitamin D in your system.

Pain in your bones

Now this could be serious, so I do suggest you see a Doctor, but having pain in your bones can be a sign that you are deficient in Vitamin D.

Low energy levels and tiredness

If you find yourself constantly tired and you have low energy levels, you just may be low in Vitamin D.

Moody

Scientists have found that Vitamin D affects serotonin levels in our brains. If you are feeling grouchy often, it might be a low D level.

Get some dose of sunlight and be happy.

Hypertension and high blood pressure

Again, it is a good idea to seek professional medical opinions, but studies have also shown a direct link with hypertension and low Vitamin D levels.

Psoriasis

It’s true! Dandruff can be a sign that you are deficient of Vitamin D.

While that isn’t the only cause of psoriasis, the Mayo Clinic claims that getting more Vitamin D can greatly help people with psoriasis.

Depression

In areas of the world where the sun doesn’t shine for long hours during certain seasons, depression is a huge problem. Suicide rates are higher and other depression related problems.

If depression is an issue, you probably need more Vitamin D.

Conclusion

Vitamin D plays a huge role in our overall health. It can help our immune system, cardiovascular system and many other areas of our health.

So I suggest you proactively seek as much Vitamin D as you can. Get out in the sun more and remember that Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina is a great source of D too.

Also, this supplement formula by the noble prize winning Dr. Dwight McKee has Vitamin D with Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps absorb the D for optimal performance:.

Do you have any questions?

Just ask below and will you please share this with others so they can get their D.

Thank you and have a safe and healthy day!

Don’t Be A Victim To No Vitamins – Part 1

Just recently, I overheard a teenager telling his parents that he doesn’t care about vitamins; he will not eat anything green, and no fish.vitamins

I was saddened more when his parents laughed as they ordered him exactly what he wanted; chili fries with an extra large, sugar filled soft drink (I won’t mention the brand because I will not provide extra support for them). To make matters worse, I watched as they brought him a large brownie with ice cream for dessert.

Now don’t get me wrong; we all deserve to have some edible fun at times, but to say never to greens, fish and other substances that keep our bodies healthy is similar to committing a slow suicide. And, as parents, we should explain this to our children, and I also believe we need to demonstrate healthy eating patterns, but we need to “put our foot down,” and tell our children no to the junk if they will not eat the good stuff.

In today’s post, I am going to share several “must have” vitamins that our bodies need. I will tell a bit about these vitamins; where they come from, and what they do for our bodies. If you know of someone that has the same thought pattern as that teen, I dare you to share; share this post. Maybe it will give them the reason to change their destructive pattern.

Because the list of vitamins is so extensive (books the size of encyclopedias have been published), I am breaking this into several parts. So be sure and subscribe so you will know when the next post is published.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is needed for many of our body’s functions. We need the A vitamin for a healthy immune system, for good eyesight and it is a super important part of the human reproduction system. Not to mention, Vitamin A keeps many of our organs working to their highest potential.

What foods give us Vitamin A?

Let me first state that there are 2 types of vitamin A.

  1. Preformed is found in meats, dairy products and fish

  2. Provitamin A is found in plant based products.

Our bodies need both types, and one of the most common is beta carotene.

We can get vitamin A from a wide variety of food sources, but many of these are also the foods people neglect because they “think” they do not like them.

Organ meats such as liver are high in Vitamin A. Dairy products also carry high levels of Vitamin A. Do not count out those green, leafy vegetables along with orange and yellow vegetables. Fruits such as mangoes, apricots and more also carry Vitamin A. The foods that carry the highest amount of Vitamin A are sweet potatoes, carrots and dark green, leafy items.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also a huge part of keeping our immune system strong. Vitamin C is an antioxidant; it protects are cells from free radicals. It is also a major part of quick wound healing.

What foods provide us with Vitamin C?

I want to first say that we often cook the vitamin C out of foods. Many should be eaten raw so we get the C vitamin we need.vitamin c

The foods that carry Vitamin C are all citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc… Red and green peppers are also loaded with vitamin C. Many other fruits and vegetables carry levels of vitamin C. Also, many foods and beverages have had vitamin C added, so read the labels.

The foods that have the highest content of vitamin C are:

  • Yellow bell peppers

  • Guava

  • Dark green leaf vegetables

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is so important for our bodies, that our system makes it when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D is known to build strong bones. There have been studies that show that vitamin D deficiency is linked with weight gain, many types of cancer and heart disease.

But, there is the issue of too much vitamin D too, so you need to understand that you must keep levels within a “good zone.” It is best to keep it within 1,000 to 5,000 International units per day.

What foods give us Vitamin D?

Along with the sun’s rays forcing your body to make Vitamin D, there are many food sources that provide us with this much-needed vitamin. The top 5 foods for vitamin D are:

  1. Cod liver oil. Just a tablespoon a day can provide you with an ample supply.

  2. Fish such as salmon, trout and halibut.

  3. Mushrooms

  4. Vitamin D fortified cereals such as Raisin Bran

  5. Tofu which is a soy food

Final Thoughts

This is the first installment in this Vitamin series. What do you think? I suggest you print this and let it help you make your daily meal plan. It can help you get the vitamins your body needs.

Be sure and subscribe so you can know when the next posts go live. Also, if you have any questions, just post them in the comment section below. Thank you.