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Are You At Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency?

Aching bones, mild depression, always tired?  You could be deficient in vitamin D! Lower levels of this essential vitamin can result in depression and poor calcium absorption – some cancers are also associated with a vitamin D deficiency. It’s very difficult to get adequate levels of vitamin D from food, so taking a high quality vitamin D supplement is the best way to make sure you’re getting enough D.

Are you at risk?  Below is a list of common risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.

 

  • Individuals who are obese or overweight.  There’s no change in vitamin D production in people who are obese, however, because vitamin D is fat soluble and becomes “diluted” in overweight people, those carrying extra weight need additional amounts of vitamin D to make up for the difference.
  • People with dark skin are at higher risk for deficiency.  The darker your skin the more sun you need to get the same amount of vitamin D as a fair-skinned person.
  • People who spend a lot of time indoors during the day. For example, if you’re housebound or work nights.
  • People who cover their skin all of the time. For example, if you wear sunscreen or if your skin is covered with clothes.
  • People that live in the North of the United States or Canada. This is because there are fewer hours of overhead sunlight the further away you are from the equator.
  • Older people have thinner skin than younger people and this may mean that they can’t produce as much vitamin D.
  • Infants that are breastfed and aren’t given a vitamin D supplement. If you’re feeding your baby on breast milk alone, and you don’t give your baby a vitamin D supplement or take a supplement yourself, your baby is more likely to be deficient in vitamin D.
  • Pregnant women.

 

Make sure you’re getting the right levels of vitamin D with PhytoD 2000, formulated by Dr. D’Adamo, that includes a unique combination of vitamins D3 and K and is compounded with Epimedium and Drynaria-two traditional Chinese herbs with long historical usage in the support of bone and connective tissue health. Phyto D 2000™ also includes Vitamin k2 and Strontium which help maintain strong, healthy bones and promote joint flexibility.

 

 

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