Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D is vital for your immune system, healthy blood pressure, sleep, and mood and it is very efficient as an anti-inflammatory. Along with many other great benefits from it, you can lower your pain levels by consuming vitamin D. Unfortunately, many people are vitamin D deficient. There are 1 billion people on this planet that are either deficient or have insufficiency of vitamin D. Let’s look at the common symptoms of deficiency.

Symptoms:

  • Body aches

  • Inflammation

  • Difficulty waking up

  • Stiffness

  • Muscle weakness

  • Spasms

  • Liver disease

  • Daytime drowsiness

  • Mood changes

  • High blood pressure

  • Low immunity

  • Sweaty head

  • Structural problems (kids)

  • Thyroid problems

  • Iron deficiency

  • Calcium deficiency

  • Thickened skin

  • Teeth problems

  • Low calcium

  • Loss of bone

Cause 1: Lack of vitamin D intake

If you are vitamin D deficient it may be very hard to get enough from your diet. In addition to getting vitamin D from regular foods I suggest taking, in supplement form, between 10,000 and 20,000 IU daily.

Remedies:

  • Take vitamin D supplements (10,000 to 20,000 IU daily)

  • Take vitamin K2 with D

  • More exposure to sunlight

  • Eat more eggs

  • Eat more red meat

  • Eat more fatty fish

  • Eat more fatty foods

  • Eat more cheese, milk

  • Eat more butter

  • Eat cod liver oil

  • Avoid grain-fed meat

  • Avoid farm-raised fish

  • Avoid sweets/carbs

Cause 2: High-carb diet

Consuming a lot of carbs will cause your body to produce more insulin to reduce your high blood sugar levels. Insulin in itself is a fat-storing hormone. Additionally, insulin will contribute to inflammation in your body, which is opposite to one of the functions of vitamin D (anti- inflammatory). Insulin can make you VItamin D deficient.

Remedies:

  • Avoid carbs/sweets

  • Avoid snacking

  • Healthy Keto®

  • Intermittent fasting

Cause 3: Infection/viruses

If your body is fighting viruses and bad bacteria for a long time this can cause vitamin D deficiency. One of the main strategies of harmful bacteria and viruses is to block your vitamin D receptors, making your body unable to efficiently utilize this vitamin to protect and defend your body.

Remedies:

  • Take vitamin D supplements (10,000 to 20,000 IU daily)

  • Take vitamin K2 with D

  • Take vitamin C

  • Take zinc

  • More exposure to sunlight

  • Eat more eggs

Cause 4: Chronic stress

When you are undergoing constant stress it will increase cortisol (stress hormone). Cortisol in itself will deplete your body of vitamin D. Chronic stress will not only wear out your adrenals (stress-regulating glands) but also will cause vitamin D deficiency.

Remedies:

  • The more stress you have the more vitamin D you should take

  • Take vitamin B1 (nutritional yeast)

  • Get more sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks

  • Avoid things/people that stress you out

  • Take magnesium

  • Take potassium

Cause 5: Pregnancy / breast feeding

When a woman is pregnant and she is not getting enough sun or eating enough food with vitamin D or not supplementing D, she can develop vitamin D deficiency as the baby inside is taking in vitamin D for growth and development.

Remedies:

  • Take vitamin D supplements (10,000 to 20,000 IU daily)

  • Take vitamin K2 with D

  • More exposure to sunlight

  • Eat more eggs

  • Eat more red meat

  • Eat more fatty fish

  • Eat more fatty foods

  • Eat more cheese, milk

  • Eat more butter

  • Take cod liver oil

  • Avoid grain-fed meat

  • Avoid farm-raised fish

  • Avoid sweets/carbs

Other causes:

  • Living in the Northern Hemisphere

  • Living in countries with severe vit. D deficiency: China, India, SA, Middle East

  • The darker your skin the harder it is to absorb vitamin D from sun

  • Mutations of vitamin D receptors

  • Living in polluted areas of the world

  • Too much vitamin F

  • Unhealthy skin

  • Lack of bile

  • Low-cholesterol diet

  • Liver problems

  • Asthma

  • Allergy

  • Malabsorption

Last updated: Jun 20, 2023 14:25 PM