Vitamin D Deficiency can be life threatening – here are some benefits and how to increase your Vitamin D intake.
Vitamin D keeps our bones strong by helping our body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also regulates the mood and reduces depression. Furthermore, it has an appetite-suppressing effect that boosts weight loss.
However, many people don’t get enough due to lifestyle. In fact, 7 out of 10 Filipinos are deficient (based on a study conducted with Hi-Precision Diagnostics, where 8200 Filipinos from key cities in the Philippines).
One of the reasons of Deficiency is because it is hard to get enough from the sun. Factors such as having an indoor lifestyle, clothing, skin color, aging, and use of umbrellas or sunscreen limit absorption. People are also having difficulty to obtain from food.
You can get daily requirement from the following:
1. 40 eggs
2. 8 glasses of milk
3. 800g of salmon
4. 2 cans of tuna flakes
Cancer, Heart Failure, and Diabetes are strongly linked to deficiency because 36 of our organs and tissues are regulated by Vitamin D. Including our heart, lungs, brain, and bones.
For infants and breastfeeding
Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption among infants. If the concentration in the mother’s breast milk is low, this may lead to a deficiency in infants.
Vitamin D Deficiency in infants can cause rickets, delayed motor development, aches and pains, and fractures. Hence, it is very important for breastfeeding mothers to help provide Vitamin D requirements of the breastfeeding infant.
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