What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency?
by Stuart Michael M
But what causes vitamin D deficiency? There are so many reasons why an individual
does not have sufficient amount of Vitamin D in the body. If you have been following
a strict vegetarian diet, there is a big chance that you will not have enough Vitamin D
unless you take capsules or tablets along with your diet. Natural sources of the
sunshine vitamin are often based on animal products such as beef liver, fish, cheese,
and fish oil.

It is also likely that you do not have enough sunlight exposure which causes your
lack of vitamin D. Every time you are exposed to sunlight, your body will
automatically create that much needed vitamin D. Therefore, you should always take
time to expose your skin at least once a week to gather enough natural vitamin D
needed by your body.

People who have dark skin are also at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Their skin's
pigment melanin restricts the amount of vitamin D that is absorbed by the body.
According to the researches, adults who have darker skin have higher chances of
getting this deficiency.

Aging can also be a factor that would contribute to the lack of Vitamin D in the body.
The kidneys can no longer function properly which would convert the said vitamin to
the active form. The older they get, the less capable their kidneys are in converting
the vitamin D to the active form. Aside from the kidney, the digestive tract cannot
also absorb the vitamin D properly due to aging. But other than aging, other health
conditions can also affect the ability of the digestive tract to absorb vitamin D from
natural sources. These medical conditions include cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease, and
celiac disease.

If you are overweight or obese, there is also a high chance that you would lack the
needed amount of vitamin D in your body. More often than not, those who have BMI
of 30 or more are at risk of vitamin D deficiency.


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Do you sometimes wonder why you
get allergies from drinking milk? Or
perhaps you can't stick to a
vegetarian diet set by your
nutritionist. Your body might be
suffering from the lack of Vitamin D
or the sunshine vitamin. You cannot
only get Vitamin D through sunlight.
You can also get this from foods such
as egg yolks, fish, fortified dairy
products, fish liver oils, and grain
products at the same time. This is an
essential vitamin to build stronger
bones and maximizes the effects of
calcium in the body.
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