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There are so many symptoms of possible vitamin D deficiency, but I want to give you a few unusual ones you might not know about.

Would you ever imagine any of these could be as a possible result of too little vitamin D3?

  • high blood sugar
  • frequent skin rashes
  • erectile dysfunction
  • a weak urine stream (men and women)
  • a sweaty/perspiring head
  • bouts of sadness

A deficiency of vitamin D can tick all these symptom boxes, and dozens more. And the interesting thing is that vitamin D is more of a hormone than a vitamin, which is why it’s so integral to good health. The vitamin D receptors grab hold of the activated hormone form of vitamin D which impacts the expression of about 900 genes! Imagine?! So if your vitamin D is low there are literally hundreds of symptoms that you could experience. Many signs and symptoms of D deficiency get medicated – a good example is the ‘winter blues’ results in part from insufficient vitamin D and yet, it’s treated with antidepressants.

Some other rather unusual vitamin D deficiency symptoms found in studies include:

  • Acne
  • Skin rashes
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Tearfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable bowel (both constipation or diarrhoea predominant)
  • Bloating
  • Fractures
  • Flare ups for autoimmune conditions
  • Body aches
  • Cognitive decline
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neuropathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Dry eye
  • Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Lichen planus
  • Frequent infections

If you decide to supplement, it’s a good idea to get your baseline levels of D, and then begin your supplementation. Many people worry excessively about overdosing, but it really takes a lot of vitamin D3 to do that (you can do it easily on the pharmaceutical D2 variety which I never recommend) – your body wants a decent amount daily. I recommend a Vitamin D3 Premium daily (find it here https://sallyanncreed.co.za/shop

 

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Originally published on https://www.facebook.com/SallyAnnCreedSA/ in 2020.

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