According to Life Extension, Vitamin D is a hormone not a Vitamin. Whatever you want to call it, most of us are deficient in it and thats a shame. Ask your Dr. to have your Vitamin D level checked. I wish I had years ago. Why?
I used to sweat on the top of my head all the time, and it drove me nuts. I learned years later that “head sweating” is one of the many symptoms of a Vitamin D deficiency. Also, at that time I started noticing the hair on top of my head began thinning. Was that another sign? Yes. Fast forward: when I finally got my Vitamin D level checked several years later I was severely deficient. Severely.
So, what is an optimal level? After a very long time, I am now at a level of 57. I routinely have my Vitamin D level checked – because in the winter (without the sun exposure) it may drop and in the summer (with the sun exposure) it may rise. I’m happy with my level being at 57 and I do not want it any lower than that. But that is just me and my personal comfort level.
Oh, possibly a coincidence? Western NY is known for blustery winters, right? For years, every winter I would get bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Since supplementing with Vitamin D3, I haven’t had as much as a cold in several years. Vitamin D3 is my hero. I do think it played a major role in thwarting off my seasonal respiratory issues along with a few other things I’ll get to in other posts.
Anyway, read and become knowledgeable on what the experts recommend because you do NOT want the level to get too high and become toxic. Again, after you learn more about it, do talk to your Dr. As with any life style change, its important to discuss things with your Dr. I can’t stress that enough.
Also, I found this chart to be quite helpful. Hopefully you will too:
DR. AXE: According To Research Vitamin D Deficiency Can Be Linked To: Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Autoimmune Diseases, Depression, Insomnia, Arthritis, Diabetes, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Autism…