Have you ever been told by a healthcare practitioner that you are low in vitamin D?

Healthcare practitioners are increasingly aware of the risks of low vitamin D levels, but many are not aware that high levels of vitamin D can have toxic effects. Vitamin D is extremely important for the body. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the intestine and maintains calcium and phosphate levels in the blood, protecting against osteoporosis, rickets, and bone fracture. It also regulates immune function, cell growth, and neuromuscular function.Vitamin D deficiency has been found to increase the risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and autoimmune disease. Our modern indoor lifestyle limits our sun exposure, and we can only get a small amount of vitamin D from diet.

Low vitamin D is not the only issue, you can have risks with too much vitamin D as well. This is called vitamin toxicity. Sadly, few practitioners are aware of the danger of vitamin D toxicity. Consequences of vitamin D toxicity include heart attack, stroke, kidney stones, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss, and low bone density.

Now that you know the effects of high or low vitamin D, How do we fix the issue? While you can take vitamin D supplements, you are not always guaranteed that your over the counter or prescription vitamin it is 100% vitamin D. So what is the best way to get vitamin D? Sunlight.

Sunlight is the optimal source of vitamin D, and has numerous benefits above and beyond improving vitamin D status. Vitamin D is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of sunlight. A recent 20-year study following 29,518 subjects found that those individuals avoiding sun exposure were twice as likely to die from all causes. In other words get out there and get some sun!

Now if you don’t have all day just to play in the sun there is another option! Here at Mind and Body Solutions, we can address your deficiency with whole food supplement that are 100% pure. Along with the supplements and a change of diet, We can get your level back to where they need to be.

So if you need help, or just want to change the way you feel, call us today and make an appointment! 281-616-3816



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