Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are some unexpected signs of Vitamin D deficiency?

Why You Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a much bigger role in your health than you might think! Deficiency can cause a whole range of problems, from the expected to the surprising. Here's the lowdown:

Important Note: When supplementing with vitamin D, always take vitamin K2 as well. Aim for 100mcg of K2 for every 10,000 IU of vitamin D3.

Common Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Weakened bones and bone pain

  • Lowered immunity

  • Depression

  • High blood pressure

  • Body-wide inflammation

  • Asthma

  • Trouble sleeping

Unexpected Signs You Might Need More Vitamin D

  • Nightmares

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Acne

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Skipped heartbeats

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Psoriasis and eczema

  • Sinus problems

  • Hay fever

  • Rapid breathing in infants

  • Frequent tonsillitis in kids

  • Growth issues in children

  • Long COVID

  • Early puberty

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Irregular or longer periods

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Vertigo

  • Muscle weakness

  • Eye problems (nearsightedness, glaucoma)

  • Erectile dysfunction

Getting Your Vitamin D Levels Checked

Because deficiency is so common and affects your health in so many ways, it's wise to get your vitamin D levels tested. Work with your doctor to determine the best way to boost your levels if needed!

Last updated: May 20, 2024 15:45 PM