VITAMIN D - CHECK YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS!
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins, maybe the most important vitamin for our overall health. However, it is one of the vitamins we do not ever get enough of.
You must take a blood test to insure your levels are good enough to keep you healthy. Vitamin D can be stored in the body, but if you aren't getting enough there will be nothing for your body to store.
Vitamin D will also reduce the risk of cancer, especially colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. It will reduce your risk for diabetes, protect you from heart disease, high blood pressure, and will reduce your risk for multiple sclerosis.
If your vitamin D levels are low, you are probably angry and moody most of the time. When your levels are at a good level, your mood changes; life's stresses are easier to handle. It is our natural anti-depressant, it helps to sleep better, have deeper sleep, better dreams.
Here is a list of some deficiency symptoms: High blood pressure, depression, Diabetes, Periodontal disease, Low blood calcium levels, chronic muscle, or joint pain, sleep issues, chronic fatigue, IBS, hypothyroidism, and PMS...Vitamin D also effects are weight and appetite. And, our gastrointestinal tract works better with optimum levels of vitamin D and we have clearer skin!
Currently, the recommended daily is too low! The FDA recommends 800 IU per day, which is absurd; that number is probably closer to 5000 IU or even 10,000 IU per day.
At a minimum I would recommend 5000 IU daily. Do not take doses over 5000 IU without testing to see where you are at. Once you know where your level is, you can then determine how much YOU should take daily for optimum levels.
Just follow this rule...make sure your levels are between 60 and 80 when you test your blood.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms I mentioned, I urge you to test your Vitamin D level.