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:
- Skin rashes
- Heart arrhythmias
- Irritable bowel (both constipation or diarrhoea predominant)
- Flare ups for autoimmune conditions
- Body aches
- Cognitive decline
- Muscle weakness
- Macular degeneration
- Dry eye
- 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.