Because our bodies produce vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight, you’ve heard it referred to as “the sunshine vitamin.” However, many people cannot get enough vitamin D in their diets. Research conducted in 2011 indicated that 41 percent of persons in the United States do not have sufficient levels of vitamins in their blood.
Vitamin D has a hormone-like effect on the body, and unlike most other vitamins, every cell in the body has a receptor for it. This makes vitamin D unique among vitamins.
It is essential for immunological function as well as bone health. Studies have shown that keeping correct levels can be advantageous in warding off heart disease and some forms of cancer.
Here are a few less apparent indications that you could suffer from a vitamin D shortage.
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