Vitamin D has hormone-like qualities and regulates the functions of over 200 genes. It is essential for growth and development. Over a billion people suffer from vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include fatigue, bone or joint pain, and breathing difficulty. The problem is that these symptoms are associated with other disorders, so it’s hard to pinpoint the lack of vitamin D as the culprit without a blood test.
The best way to get vitamin D is as naturally as possible. A combination of sunlight, supplements, and eating a variety of foods rich in vitamin D will help you get what you need.
Listen as Dr. Nicole Avena joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss vitamin D deficiency.