Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Then you have come to the right place. Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the whole world today. It’s mind-boggling how many health problems have a Vitamin D deficiency element. The following list contains various symptoms and/or diseases that you may have:
Vitamin D deficiency Symptoms
- Joint pain and or swelling
- Muscle pain, cramping,. and/or weakness
- Chronic pain
- Uncontrolled weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Restless sleep
- Poor concentration and
- Bowel problems (constipation. diarrhea. or both)
- Bladder problems (urgency,frequency,or both)
- Depression, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Arthritis (Osteoporosis, gout, pseudo gout, tendinitis, bursitis)
- Gum disease and tooth loss
- Heart disease
- Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis. systemic lupus, erythematosis)
Understanding vitamin D can help you recognize why your symptoms and diseases are worse when you’re deficient in vitamin D. It also can help you use the great health potential of vitamin D. An understanding of how vitamin D can help you get well will be critical in motivating you to make a few lifestyle changes. Let’s get acquainted with this important fat-soluble vitamin that comes from cholesterol.
Despite its name vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin. Vitamins are organic substances you get from dietary sources; vitamin D is produced by your body when your skin is exposed to UVB (ultraviolet B) radiation from the sun, pre-vitamin D is modified.
Next, this fat-soluble pre-vitamin is transported to the liver and the kidneys, where it’s converted into the forms your tissues require. It becomes activated vitamin D, which fits its name because it has now turned into an active participant in your bodily processes.
Pre-vitamin D is made in the liver,and ultraviolet B sunlight plus heat twist the pre- vitamin D in a reaction that forms vitamin D3 in the skin. When it’s further activated in the liver and again in the kidneys and other tissues, it turns into a potent hormone. You can’t make any of the active forms of vitamin D without the UVB step.
Many forms of active vitamin D exist—some are more potent than others—and they all serve slightly different cell functions. A mixture of different forms of vitamin D is what’s doing the work in your body. Your own physical and biochemical demands and your supply of vitamin D from sunlight or supplementation determine the composition of this mixture.
SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Your brain is first in line to detect the early symptoms of vitamin D deficiency,in the form of severe fatigue. Initially. you feel exhausted a lot of the time in late winter, The medical term for this is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. But sometimes SAD persists If suppressed D levels of wintertime were what led to your fatigue, the symptoms start piling up when the tiredness doesn’t go .Your mood sags, your sleep quality suffers, and the progression steadily worsens. Your behavior doesn’t go unscathed either. When you lose sleep and feel grouchy, you’re not going to deliver stellar performances on a personal or a professional level. At the same time you’re probably asking an obvious question: How do you know if you’re just a little bit blue or grumpy or if you’re really experiencing full-blown SAD‘? You can tell by two significant changes: reluctance to do any kind of physical activity. and a lack of enjoyment when you do things that used to please you. A deflated attitude toward doing things is the first red flag. Doctors call it psychomotor retardation, a term for an overall lack of motivation to pursue activities that require you to be physical. The general thought process reflects a low mood. A second red flag is a downward spiral in your general happiness level. Things you used to enjoy doing now simply sound like too much work. This is called anhedonia, and in some people this state can go on and on for years. You feel too bad to do anything. which makes you tired; you’re tired. so you don’t want to do anything. This vicious cycle can be endless if you fail to realize that a lack of Vitamin D maybe behind all your troubles.
A few helpful Vitamin D deficiency cures
Calcium Supplements for Body Aches
Research tells us that a lack of vitamin D makes us ache. Symptoms that point to vitamin D deficiency are muscle spasms, bone pain, and joint pain. When Mayo Clinic researchers looked at the vitamin D levels of patients who had unexplained widespread musculoskeletal pain for a long time. They found that 93 percent had vitamin D deficiency. Some of these people then took vitamin D and calcium supplements regularly. and the result was a dramatic resolution of their pain. fatigue, and muscle cramps.
Similarly, Dr. Al Faraj at Riyadh Armed Forces hospital in Saudi Arabia discovered vitamin D deficiency in 83 percent of several hundred patients who had chronic back pain for more than six months without a diagnosis. When Dr. Faraj normalized the vitamin D of those with low vitamin D levels, the back pain resolved in all of them. Two-thirds of those with apparently normal vitamin D levels also
eliminated back pain by taking D supplements.
If you’re gaining weight and noting a general decline in your overall health. these changes probably indicate a lack of vitamin D. 100 As you gain weight. your vitamin D level drops. These lower vitamin D levels in obesity are also associated with high blood pressure,poor glucose control, arthritis, and cancer. Adequate vitamin D and the calcium it helps absorb may decrease the production of fat. Increased intake of vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium in the form of low-fat dairy products enhances weight loss along with calorie restriction. It appears that low calcium due to inadequate vitamin D or calcium in the diet triggers the release of the parathyroid hormone,which increases the concentration of activated vitamin D in fat cells and causes them to store energy as more fat.
Vitamin D affects your appetite as well, If you eat a high-calcium. high—vitamin D breakfast. you’ll feel less hungry and probably eat less in the next twenty-four hours. A study that supports this theory looked at a group who consumed breakfast low in calcium and vitamin D compared to a group who ate a breakfast high in calcium and vitamin D. The latter ate an average of three hundred fewer
calories in the twenty -four hours following their breakfast.
Neutralize the acid to stay healthy
The more acid you produce, the more potassium. magnesium and calcium you need to buffer the acid. The potential effects of too much acid on your body are a bit scary. Failure to eat enough antacid-producing fruits and vegetables high in potassium, magnesium. and calcium means that you end up borrowing from your body’s vault of minerals and protein in your bones. muscles. and joints.
Here‘s how it works: everything you eat is metabolized in the liver, where your body extracts energy and nutrition and produces waste products that are eliminated as urine. Waste is acidic, neutral, or alkaline (antacid), depending on the type of nutrient. Protein leads to acid waste. and vegetables and fruits lead to alkaline or antacid waste. Remember that we’re talking about waste, not taste Lemons, oranges, and tomatoes contain antacid, not acid. These are good guys because they’re loaded with potassium and magnesium citrate and they generate bicarbonate_ which serves as a buffer when metabolized. On the other hand. think of table salt as a hole in your nutrition vault. You eat veggies and fruits to pack your vault with potassium‘ magnesium. and calcium, but the sodium chloride you eat zaps your potassium, magnesium, and calcium—and then urine the good minerals.
Walking, specially early morning walk in sunlight
Most beneficial act is daily walk in the morning, help our cardiovascular system, will help capture “sunshine vitamin” , Vitamin D, which in turn will aid calcium in building bone density. And help in curing arthritis, muscle cramps, osteoporosis. It improves muscle strength, builds stamina, reduces joint swelling and pain.
Why You Need Magnesium, Too
If you don’t have enough magnesium to jump-start your bodily functions, you won’t be able to produce the activated form of vitamin D and energize it to do its business of gene regulation. Lacking the proper amount of magnesium. You may become resistant to vitamin D. Magnesium is so that without it‘ we would cease to exist. Magnesium is required for chlorophyll to function properly; chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants that’s necessary for photosynthesis. No magnesium, no plant life. We humans need magnesium for more than three hundred enzymatic reactions, bone formation, and muscle and nerve function, in addition to the job of buffering acid waste from protein digestion.
Here are some problems you may suffer if you have insufficient magnesium
Your body will have more trouble converting vitamin D to the activated vitamin D that your body can actually use. You won’t be able to produce and use the important energy unit ATP, Your body won’t work as well because low magnesium decreases expression of vitamin D receptors and impairs receptor signaling.