If you are concerned you may have Vitamin D deficiency symptoms, your worries are not unfounded. A recent study (March, 2010) surprised doctors at the McGill University Health Center, who found an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Health Canada and the U.S. Institute of Medicine are jointly studying the latest science to review recommended intakes for vitamin D dosage.
Severe Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency:
Most people do not show symptoms of vitamin D deficiency until complications are present, such as a fracture. If symptoms are present they may include:
What increases our need of vitamin D? What destroys it or reduces the amount absorbed?
Which foods are rich in vitamin D? vitamin D foods
The challenge lies in that right now no one really knows how much Vitamin D we need, however more and more studies are linking diseases, including cancer, to vitamin D deficiency. If you find you have symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, ask your Doctor for a vitamin D blood test. Explore the vitamin D - osteoporosis link for more information.