The 7 Signs of Low Vitamin D Levels: A Comprehensive Guide

Hello, this is Dr. Berry. Today, I want to discuss an important health topic that many people overlook – Vitamin D deficiency. Despite its importance, a significant number of individuals in the US, Canada, and the UK suffer from low Vitamin D levels. This deficiency can lead to chronic health issues and even early death.

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1. Bone Aches

The first sign of low Vitamin D levels is bone aches. If you’re experiencing pain in your bones (not joints), you might be suffering from a condition called osteomalacia, which translates to painful bones. This is a clear sign that your bones are not maintaining their density due to a lack of Vitamin D.

2. Chronic Fatigue

The second sign is chronic fatigue. While this symptom could be associated with many conditions, low Vitamin D is one of them. If you’re constantly tired, it’s worth getting your Vitamin D levels checked.

3. Fractures from Minor Incidents

If you’re experiencing fractures or broken bones from minor incidents, this could be a sign of long-term Vitamin D deficiency. Human beings are made to bounce, not break.

4. Frequent Viral Infections

The fourth sign is frequent viral infections. If you seem to catch colds or other viral infections more often than your peers, it could be due to low Vitamin D levels.

5. Depressed Mood

The fifth sign is a depressed mood. More research is showing that Vitamin D plays a role in mood regulation. If you’re feeling down, it could be due to low Vitamin D.

6. Slow Wound Healing

The sixth sign is slow wound healing. Vitamin D plays a role in many biochemical reactions in your skin and other parts of your body. If your wounds heal slower than others, it could be due to low Vitamin D.

7. Muscle Aches

The seventh sign is muscle aches. If your muscles ache for no apparent reason, it could be a sign of low Vitamin D.

Addressing Vitamin D Deficiency

If you live in the US, Canada, or the UK, you’re at a higher risk of having low Vitamin D due to lack of sun exposure. I suggest getting more sun, eating a diet rich in Vitamin D (like grass-fed butter, egg yolks from free-range chickens, and pasture-raised pork), and if necessary, taking a Vitamin D3 supplement.

Remember, if you do take a supplement, it should be Vitamin D3, not D2, and it should be in an oil-filled gel cap that does not use soybean or canola oil.

Stay healthy and keep your Vitamin D levels in check. This is Dr. Berry, signing off until next time.