Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms it is important to understand what Vitamin D actually is, what it does FOR us, and how do we absorb it. So have a good read of my Vitamin D3 page before you go diagnosing yourself with deficiency symptoms!

In fact you cannot actually diagnose yourself with vitamin D deficiency symptoms; you must get tested if you want to know your vitamin D levels and these change over time so regular testing is necessary if you think you are deficient in this essential nutrient.

The best way to get adequate doses of Vitamin D is to play in the sun, (non-burning sun exposure) and add Foods with Vitamin D to your diet.
Cod Liver Oil is the highest source of Vitamin D especially taken with high-vitamin butter.

Associated Vitamin D deficiency symptoms are as follows:

  • Bone pain and muscle pain are symptoms of low levels of vitamin D.
  • Alzheimers
  • allergies
  • autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, and skin
  • cavities and misaligned teeth
  • corticosteroids can lower your vitamin D levels
  • depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • diabetes
  • gluten and lectin intolerance
  • hypertension and heart disease
  • learning and behavior disorders
  • myopia (nearsightedness)
  • obesity
  • osteoporosis, osteopenia, rickets, osteomalacia (adult rickets)
  • Parkinsons
  • PMS
  • psoriasis
  • sexual dysfunction and infertility
  • Syndrome X - A metabolic imbalance producing a cluster of common disorders that produce a high risk of cardiac disease.

Vitamin D and Bone Health

It is estimated that in the United States over 25 million adults have, or are at risk of developing osteoporosis. It is a disease characterized by fragile bones and results in increased risk of bone fractures as well as pain, disfigurement, and debilitation in the latter stages of the disease.

About 75 years ago it was recognized that rickets and osteomalacia (adult rickets) were caused by vitamin D deficiency. It was cured and prevented with cod liver oil.

Ensuring you have optimal levels of vitamin D in your body helps to keep your bones strong and may help prevent osteoporosis.

It has been thought that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with greater incidence of hip fractures. Vitamin D supplementation may help prevent fractures resulting from osteoporosis.

According to the National Institute of Health Document on Vitamin D the amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts from the Food and Nutrition Board (a national group of experts) for different ages are listed in the table below in International Units (IU):

Average daily recommended amounts
Birth to 12 months 400 IU
Children 1-13 years 600 IU
Teens 14-18 years 600 IU
Adults 19-70 years 600 IU
Adults 71 years and older 800 IU
Pregnant and breastfeeding women 600 IU
There is no way to know if the above recommendations are correct. The ONLY way to know is to test your blood.
You might need 4-5 times the amount recommended above. Ideally your blood level of 25 OH D should be 60ng/ml.

I wish to express my appreciation to nutritionist Krispin Sullivan for the years she researched this subject, which has provided so much of the foundational background for understanding the function of Vitamin D3.
She has published the definitive resource for vitamin D called
Naked at Noon: Understanding Sunlight and Vitamin D

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Dr Bronner's Soap May Aid in Vitamin D Production

Another important issue is that it takes up to 36 to 48 hours for the process of vitamin D production
to go to completion
and if we come in and wash our skin with soap we can lose what we gained from that exposure. This may sound a little weird but if you try it you'll find that it works well.
For instance, I have used Dr. Bronner's Soap - a mild liquid castile soap for many years to wash only my hair, face, under arms and groin area. I use only a wet wash cloth to wash everything else. This will allow the vitamin D production to complete.

Dr. Rowen S. Pfeifer

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