Vitamin D Test (blood draw)
Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body.
Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D functions like a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it.
Your body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight.
It’s also found in certain foods such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products, though it’s very difficult to get enough from diet alone.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) is usually around 400–800 IU, but many experts say you should get even more than that.
Vitamin D deficiency is very common. It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of the vitamin D.
Here are 7 common risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:
- Having dark skin.
- Being elderly.
- Being overweight or obese.
- Not eating much fish or dairy.
- Living far from the equator where there is little sun year-round.
- Always using sunscreen when going out.
- Staying indoors.
Here are 8 signs you might be vitamin D deficient:
1. Getting sick or infected often
2. Fatigue and tiredness
3. Bone and back pain
5. Impaired wound healing
6. Bone loss
7. Hair loss
8. Muscle pain
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