Vitamin D deficiency symptoms

The main function of Vitamin D is regulating calcium and phosphorus to make bones strong. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is also unusual because its most active form is one of the most powerful hormones in the human body.
Vitamin D can help strengthen your immune system in general.
In particular, you need it to make special white blood cells that fight off infections. According to recent studies, people who get a lot of Vitamin D from their food and supplements are much less likely to get colon cancer.

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Sunlight exposure provides most people with their entire vitamin D requirement.
A deficiency of vitamin D makes it difficult for the body to keep enough calcium in the bloodstream.
A deficiency of vitamin D results in inadequate intestinal absorption and renal reabsorption of calcium and phosphate.
This ultimately leads to rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. The classical skeletal symptoms due vitamin D deficiency associated with rickets, that is, bowlegs, knock-knees, and curvature of the spine, and pelvic and thoracic deformities.
Symptom of Vitamin D deficiency is also enlargement of the bones, especially in the knees, wrists, and ankles.
Rickets also results in inadequate mineralization of tooth enamel and dentin. Under these conditions, vitamin D becomes a true vitamin, which indicates that it must be supplied in the diet on a regular basis.
The natural source of vitamin D is from sunshine. If you’re outside a lot in the nice weather, you probably store enough D’s to avoid of symptoms of vitamin D deficiency into the winter.

There aren’t that many other foods that naturally have Vitamin D. Beef liver, egg yolks, butter, fortified milk, salmon, sardines, and mackerel. Plant foods have almost none, but Vitamin D is added to a lot of breakfast cereals.

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