Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is mainly derived from the sun’s ultraviolet rays hitting the skin and triggering the vitamin’s synthesis. It’s an extremely important vitamin because it helps our bodies absorb calcium and it promotes healthy cell growth. Without vitamin D, people can develop all sorts of health problems.
Many people are deficient in vitamin D, often without even knowing it. Those who live in colder climates are more at risk of being vitamin D deficient because of the lack of continual sunlight, but even people living in sunny climates can have depleted levels. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, but the vitamin is highest in foods such as fatty fish (like salmon and tuna), dairy products, egg yolks, and mushrooms.
In this video from David Wolfe, discover nine common complaints that could mean you have a vitamin D deficiency.
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