Are you tired? Have you lost some of your energy? You could be suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency.
A couple of years ago, I was in that exact situation myself. I had a vitamin D blood panel run which revealed that my Vitamin D Levels were extremely low at 36.4 ng/mL.
My doctor had me take 4000 I.U.s per day of Vitamin D3. My next vitamin D blood panel was much better at 69 ng/mL.
Working outside all day and still a Vitamin D Deficiency
During that time, I suggested that my husband Mark have his D levels tested along with his yearly blood panel. Mark worked outside most everyday, so I assumed that his levels would be high or at least NORMAL.
His results came back at 20 ng/mL! 20?? How could this be? This may explain why he frequently complained of being tired with no energy. Mark’s doctor advised HIM to immediately start taking Vitamin D3, 4000 I.U.s per day.
I was completely stunned that his level was so low. He truly had a Vitamin D Deficiency!
Two thirds of the American Population is Vitamin D Deficient
According to the book, the The Vitamin D Solution It is preferred that you get your Vitamin D from the sun first and foremost and to only use supplementation as an added aide to get your levels increased to where it needs to be.
What level do you want your 25-vitamin D level to be? Ideally between 30-100 ng/mL with the sweet spot landing in the middle around 60-80 ng/mL. Below 20 ng/mL is considered deficient while below 30 ng/mL is insufficient.
Again, upwards of two-thirds of the American population is Vitamin D deficient right now. This is directly impacting health to the extent that ailments like osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, psoriasis, autism and so much are likely a direct result of these deficiencies…
Watch this video below to learn more!
Darker Skinned people have trouble absorbing Vitamin D
The Vitamin D Solution also mentions that darker skinned people have more trouble absorbing Vitamin D, which explains why Mark was only at a 20. Shocking, right?
Mark has been taking his Vitamin D for a while now and claims to have more energy like I did when I started taking it. He got his Vitamin D retested and his levels shot up like mine did.
Even in California You Can Be Low In Vitamin D
My best friend in California was feeling tired all the time as well. Did you hear that? She lives in California, the land of sunshine. I told her about Vitamin D.
She went and had hers checked and guess what? She was LOW! She starting taking a supplement and her energy came back too! Amazing, right?
Get your Vitamin D levels tested now!
If you haven’t gotten your Vitamin D levels tested, you may want to check with your doctor to see if it can be included along with your normal yearly blood panel.
Also, check to see if your insurance covers it. Even if it doesn’t, it’s WORTH knowing if you are low, so (if needed) you can bring your levels up to a normal range. Vitamin D Deficiency is NOT something you want to live with especially if you don’t have to!
Have your vitamin D levels been checked? If not, what’s stopping you? If so, what were your results? Please share your results below.