There is much buzz lately about Vitamin D deficiency and treatment. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is produced in the body only when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight. It works with other vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium to do it's job. It promotes absorption of calcium and in turn will strengthen bones and help prevent osteoporosis.
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency such as generalized body fatigue and muscle weakness and aches can be overlooked as the flu. However, your physician can perform a blood test to check your Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the following ailments:
Cognitive disorders in older adults
Asthma in children
High blood pressure
Sources of Vitamin D include:
Fortified dairy products
Fortified whole grains
Canned tuna (in water)
20-25 minutes of direct sunlight daily...that means get outside and take in some rays