Vitamin D3 Deficiency

by Kelli

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D3 deficiency is a growing epidemic. Approximately 85% of people in the United States have a Vitamin D deficiency, which is a major contributing factor to chronic illness and serious diseases, including cancer.

Determining Vitamin D3 Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is determined by undergoing a blood test for your 25-hydroxyvitaminD level, or 25(OH)D in more plain English. J According to the Vitamin D Council, Vitamin D3 deficiency is defined as having a below 50 ng/ml result from that 25(OH)D blood test.

The optimal range for a healthy person is between 50 to 70 ng/ml. The optimal range for an unhealthy person utilizing extra Vitamin D3 to fight their illness is between 70 to 100 ng/ml. Anything above 100 ng / ml is considered excessive, and you want to be careful as Vitamin D is a fat-soluble Vitamin (meaning it gets stored in your fat as opposed to being secreted or excreted from your body).

To not only avoid Vitamin D3 deficiency, but also achieve your own optimal level of Vitamin D I highly recommend you find and take a good supplement.

You may be experiencing symptoms that may indicate Vitamin D Deficiency. I discuss these symptoms at length in my article Low Vitamin D Symptoms. I encourage you to check that out.

Vitamin D3 Deficiency: What’s the Big Deal?

Vit D deficiency symptoms have been associated with many diseases and illnesses including rickets, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohns Disease, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), many other autoimmune diseases and cancers.

According to Reuters, “Vitamin D deficiency is a well-known risk factor for rickets, and some evidence suggests it may increase susceptibility to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, as well as certain cancers and even dementia.” This appeared in an August 23, 2010 report.

I don’t know about you, but those are all things I’d like to avoid! Unfortunately I fell prey to Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune disease) at the age of six, but I’ve found that a good Vitamin D3 supplement really mitigates the disease.

Vitamin D3 deficiency is a big deal and has serious and lasting ramifications. I highly recommend determining if you have a deficiency by having a blood test done. If you have a Vitamin D deficiency, I recommend you get started on overcoming it right away. See my article Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment for more information on overcoming a deficiency.

Vitamin D3 deficiency is easily diagnosed and very treatable. So don’t let anything stop you from investigating whether you have a deficiency and treating it if you do.

About the author...

, diagnosed with an auto-immune disease as a child, has always paid close attention to her health. But when that disease went beyond the care of traditional care medicine, she found answers, and healing, through lifestyle improvements and working with a functional medicine doctor.

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