Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Vitamin D is one of the many vitamins needed by children and adults. Although commonly referred to as a vitamin, Vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone.
This is because vitamin D is able to be produced by the human body from UV rays produced by the sun that are absorbed by the skin. While other vitamins can not be made by the body, so it must be obtained through food or supplements.
Not only maintaining bone health, vitamin D is also known to prevent a number of serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.
Because it plays so many roles in the body including supporting immunity, gut health, thyroid health, and more, you can bet that your body will tell you when you’re not getting enough vitamin D.
The following signs of vitamin D deficiency are the most common.
1. Low mood
A large number of studies have been conducted on the relationship between low vitamin D levels and mental well-being. According to a 2020 review, multiple studies have identified a clear link, noting that individuals with mood health problems appear to have lower levels of vitamin D.
2. The body’s immune resistance is less
Vitamin D plays an important role in strengthening the body’s immunity. They support a healthy and effective immune system. Soluble micronutrients are essential for supporting the function and resilience of your immune system, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
3. Suboptimal bone health
Since vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, a lack of vitamin D eventually leads to decreased absorption of calcium as well as the release of calcium from the bones, sabotaging bone health and strength over time.
4. Brain fog
Vitamin D can support daily brain function, which is why Nicole Avena, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says vitamin D deficiency can make it difficult to concentrate and unable to focus when thinking about something, or what is known as brain fog.
Seeing the symptoms caused by vitamin D deficiency, it is very important to meet the intake of vitamin D in your body. Optimal blood vitamin D levels are between 50 and 70 ng/ml, if you think you are deficient in vitamin D, you can meet your vitamin D needs through supplements.
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