How Vitamin D Can Save Your Life – is the message we’ve been hearing quite a lot recently. Especially since the UK’s Scientific Advisory Body on Nutrition (SACN), issued the New UK Vitamin D Recommendations.
Also, here’s another study on global status of vitamin D deficiency and the causes. The results of the study suggest that on a global scale, our health and well-being is being put at risk. This is due to the fact that a majority of people (see study above) have low levels of Vitamin D.
This study concludes that vitamin D deficiency is “re-emerging as a major health problem”. The authors suggest taking vitamin D supplements would prevent health problems.
But how do you know when you don’t have enough of this essential vitamin to gain and maintain well-being?
Some of the health problems the UK’s Scientific Advisory Body on Nutrition (SACN), suggests we can minimise, or even prevent include diabetes, low body immunity and high blood pressure.
Their findings suggest these diseases are linked to Vitamin D deficiency.
Personally, I’ve decided to get a simple blood test to know if I have vitamin D deficiency 🙂
Reason? I have been having some of the signs and symptoms that could be caused by this deficiency! I will keep you updated.
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Have a great week.
Cecilia Scheyerle, MPharm