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November 11, 2018

Signs You May be Deficient in Vitamin D

Having sufficient vitamin D levels is essential to a healthy body. It provides an array of health benefits and is involved in a significant roll in gene expression. Vitamin D is directly related to about 3000 genes in the human body which is roughly 10% of them, so you can imagine how much your body would suffer if it were deficient in such a nutrient. Research suggests that about 50% of our population is deficient in Vitamin D and up to 95% of our elderly population.

Signs you may be deficient in vitamin D.

*Persistent illness or infection

*Tiredness and fatigue

*Bone pain

*Back pain

*Hair loss

*Muscle pain

*Bone loss

*Depression or persistent melancholy

*Excessive sweating (particularly on you head)

*Stomach issues from pain to bloating and gas

Research is also showing us that optimizing your vitamin D levels can help prevent some of today’s most concerning chronic diseases. These include cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and mental health conditions. 

Testing and Optimal levels of Vitamin D

The vitamin D test is called 25(OH)D or 25-hydroxyvitamin D. This is the officially recognized marker of overall D status, and is most strongly associated with overall health.

Deficient Optimal Chronic Disease Treatment Excessive

<50 ng/ml 50-70 ng/ml 70-100 ng/ml > 100 ng/ml


Ideally supplementation of Vitamin D3 is based off of your blood levels.  However, there are some good rule of thumbs to follow.  5000 IU of Vitamin D per day will help maintain levels between 40-60 ng/ml.  To help with optimization 10,000 IU per day will optimize the body’s vitamin D levels.  However, it is of absolute importance that you take a K2 supplement with your vitamin D to ensure that the calcium goes to the proper areas of the body and not into the soft tissues of the arteries.  When people talk about vitamin D toxicity it is actually vitamin K deficiency for the ratios, causing excess calcium in areas we don’t want is like the soft tissues of the arteries.

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