Did you know that majority of the population is believed to have a vitamin D deficiency? Doctors are starting to take this deficiency very serious, for deficiency can lead to many chronic conditions, including death.
Vitamin D3 is actually a hormone the body naturally produces on it's own when your skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is true for certain races; for example, Caucasians can go in the sun for 15 min and received up to 80,000IU because D3 absorbs asily through the skin, but African Americans, due to the melanin in the skin, will not absorb nearly as much that's needed to prevent chronic conditions and diseases. Melanin protects against UV rays, therefore, majority of African Americans are deficient in D3 and they are not aware. It's extremely important to get your D3 levels checked next time you see your doctor.
Dangers in D3 deficiency leads to:
Symptoms of D3 deficiency
General muscle pain & weakness
High blood pressure
Diseases associated with D3 deficiency
17 different types of cancer including breast, prostate and colon
Foods that contains D
Halibut, Mackerel, Maitake Mushrooms, Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cod Liver Oil, Tuna, Eggs, Raw milk - please keep in mind that foods are not enough to get the amount that you need, therefore, supplementation is very important!