Vitamin D is D-lightful

04
Dec
2020

Are you a person who is always hiding away from the sun just to keep your fair skin tone? Or are you allergy to milk? You might be facing vitamin D deficiency. As skin exposed to the sun can activate the production of vitamin D within your body and milk is a great source of vitamin D.

Natural sources of vitamin D

  • Fish rich in omega such as sardines, mackerel, tuna and salmon
  • Mushroom
  • Red meat such as beef, lamb and pork
  • Fish liver or beef liver
  • Egg yolk
  • Fortified food products such as milk, cereals, cheese and juice

6 reasons that will lead to Vitamin D deficiency

  • Always staying indoors that limited exposure to sunlight
  • Usage of sunscreen or wearing clothes that cover all of your skin while at outside
  • Have darker skin
  • Babies who are having breastfeeding
  • Having an imbalanced diet which lack of vitamin D
  • People who are in old age

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms

  • A decrease in bone mass – Vitamin D helps increase body absorption of calcium. Deficiency of Vitamin D might cause poor absorption of calcium which lead to bone loss.
  • Depression – Vitamin D is required in some brain functions, lack of vitamin D may increase the risk of depression.
  • Osteoporosis – Bone will be fragile and weak due to insufficient intake of Vitamin D which linked to a higher risk of osteoporosis.
  • Muscle pain – Lack of vitamin D in your body will result in muscle pain and weak muscle strength. As vitamin D is involved in muscle development.

Reference: Ods.od.nih.gov. 2020. Office Of Dietary Supplements – Vitamin D. [online] Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/#h5