Science

8 Obvious Signs You Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

Scientific American recently reported that an estimated three-quarters of American teens and adults have deficient levels of vitamin D. This vital vitamin regulates gene expression, vitamin B regulation, and stimulates many processes in different systems.

Your body can create vitamin D by exposing your skin to sunlight without sunscreen. The suggested level of Vitamin D varies from person the person, depending on genetics, activity level, age, and sex.


Vitamin D is different than other vitamins in that it becomes a hormone after its creation. While the recommended way to get vitamin D is sun exposure, you can take supplements. If you experience these symptoms or suspect you are lacking in this vitamin, see a doctor.

Hypertension

Also known as high blood pressure can arise when there isn't enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is a natural countermeasure that suppresses a peptide that increases blood pressure through arterial restriction and excessive water retention. Without sufficient levels of vitamin D restricting this enzymatic reaction. There is no other natural way to limit the body's production of this peptide.

Marred Immune System

Vitamin D plays an important role in the effectiveness of our immune system. White blood cells have many vitamin D receptors. Proper vitamin D intake increases immune function by a factor of 3 to 5, and stimulates the production of vital antimicrobial peptides. Vitamin D is considered to be more effective than any vaccine you can take because of it improves the immune system in its entirety.

Heart Conditions

Patients with heart diseases have statistically lower vitamin D levels. Lower concentrations of this vitamin lead to higher concentrations of calcium build up in the arteries. Calcium plaque greatly increases the risk of heart diseases and stroke. In general low vitamin D levels cause other conditions that increase the possibility of stroke and disease like: hypertension, obesity higher cholesterol and type two diabetes.

Excessive Sweating

The connection isn't clearly understood, but the statistical correlation is clear. People with low vitamin D levels sweat more than those with higher levels. The sweating is usually concentrated around the forehead and neck.

Frequent Digestive Issues And Discomfort

People with gastrointestinal conditions are at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. Some of these conditions include celiac, Crohn's, inflammatory bowel disease. These conditions limit the effectiveness of vitamin D absorption. Individuals with high levels of body fat are also suspect to vitamin D deficiency as fat dilutes the vitamin and reduces its effectiveness.

Depression And Persistent Sadness

Vitamin D seems to help with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). D3 in particular was given to patients in a study and experienced enhanced positive effects and reduction of negativity. D3 had a marked effect on the physical and cognitive aspects of the participants. Vitamin D also aids in the production of vitamin B, which in known to improve mood and cognitive function.

Constant Pain, General Discomfort And Pain

Vitamin D's effect on pain and weakness vary greatly from case to case. The joints will ache, there will be stinging/tingling sensations in extremities and unwarranted muscle soreness. The symptoms start of negligible but the longer the body is deprived of vitamin D the symptoms worsen.

When vitamin D is metabolized, it enhances muscle contractions. This strengthens the muscle tissue and bones. Without it, the muscles don't operate effectively, leading to deterioration and weakness.

Sleep Problems

If you experience insomnia, sleep apnea, light sleeping, restless leg syndrome or frequent waking, it could be related to a vitamin D deficiency. D2 in particular, has a major role in our natural sleep cycles. Lower levels of this vitamin deter melatonin production and affect the consistency of the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is our internal sleep clock.

Spirituality

The Biggest Deathbeds Regrets Shared By The Dying

It's hard to pinpoint our exact regrets as we go through life because they're constantly changing. We regret decisions in the moment but we move on and eventually, they don't seem like a big deal. But, over time, some regrets accumulate and mold into one big regret. Unfortunately, by the time we realize what it is that we value most and wish we had done differently, it's a little too late. The good news is, if you're reading this, you're likely alive and well. That means that you still have an opportunity to do something about your regrets so by the time that you're on your deathbed, you have none.

Pay attention to these biggest deathbed regerts, shared by people in their final days. They were recorded by Shannon L. Alder an author and therapist, known for her tidbits of wisdom that have been published in over 100 different books.

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Living True To The Self

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"I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life other people expected of me."

From a very young age, we become conditioned to live to please and look good in the eyes of others. We prioritize the value of how others see us, over the way we see ourselves. We work tirelessly to make relationships work, to get promotions at work, to be seen, appreciated, and valued by strangers. We have created social networks that carry the sole purpose of seeing, and being seen. However, we end up setting unrealistic expectations and working towards unachievable standards.

We never feel good enough or stop to appreciate who we are and how far we've come. We never truly feel fulfilled or take the risks necessary to reach our highest selves, without worrying about how it affects everyone else, or what everyone will think of it. Sadly, at the end of the day, only we are responsible for our own happiness and achievements so what others think really doesn't matter.

Taking The Time To Watch Children Grow

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"I wish I took time to be with my children more when they were growing up."

Circumstantially, many parents struggle to juggle their responsibilities on top of their role to their children. They convince themselves that by working overtime, even missing their children's events is ultimately for their own good. But really no amount of extra money earned will ever measure up to the priceless moments we could have spent with our children.

In the blink of an eye, they go from children to adults and stop needing us. They get used to our absence. They never learn the value of family time because we didn't take the time to instill it in them. As parents, everything we do while our children grow up has the power to impact the people they become.

Revealing Feelings Without Fear

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"I wish I had the courage to express my feelings, without the fear of being rejected or unpopular."

The fear of rejection truly holds up back from going after our heart's desires. We get caught up in all the worst-case scenarios that we fail to take the risk and possibility live the best-case scenarios. But, isn't better to take a risk and at least find out how it plays out, then always wonder about what could have happened?

The person you ask out could reject you or could be the love of your life. The promotion you ask for could be dismissed or could be your next big break. The book you've always wanted to write could be laughed at or could be the next bestseller...You'll never know until you try.

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Staying Connected With Loved Ones

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"I wish I would have stayed in touch with friends and family."

People come in and out of your life for a reason but some people are meant to stay alongside you for most of the journey if enough effort is put in to maintain and nurture those bonds. It's easy for us to get so caught up in our lives that we stop taking the time to reach out. Yet relationships are just like muscles, they need to be worked out, cared for, and nurtured.

Even the strongest bonds need to be valued. Telling someone you love that you're thinking of them can go a long way. It's an equal give and take. H uman beings are wired to crave connections with another.

Surrendered To Forgivness

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"I wish I would have forgiven someone when I had the chance."

Holding grudges is exhausting. It keeps us trapped in a cycle of resentment and frustration. It often leads us to blame and holds us back from growth. With forgiveness, on the other hand, there is freedom. We finally let go of what no longer serves us and open ourselves up to moving forward.

Forgiveness is not only for the person being forgiven but for the person offering forgiveness. It releases both parties and frees up space within them to receive new and positive beginnings. Everyone makes mistakes, we're only human, and anyone that says otherwise isn't looking at the big picture.

Expressed To People How Valuable They Are

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"I wish I would have told the people I loved the most how important they are to me."

It's incredible how much of an impact we have the power to make on one another. Think of the butterfly effect, where every little action, as small as a butterfly flapping its wings, can have enough of a reaction that could trigger a tsunami across the world.

Little gestures, as small as smiling at a stranger, holding the door open, or even just saying thank you can make or break someone's day. These gestures have even more of an impact when shared between loved ones. Let the people know around you know how much you value them, how special they are, and how big of a role they play in this world while you still can.

Tapped Into Confidence Instead Of Fear

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"I wish I would have had more confidence and tried more things, instead of being afraid of looking like a fool."

Life is all about risk. If you think about it, we're constantly living in the unknown. We have no idea what tomorrow brings We barely have control over what the next moment looks like. So much of what creates our experience is dependent on circumstances and other people.

So, at the very least, why don't we take as much control as we can over the parts that are up to us? We make all kinds of excuses for why we can't make that move, get out of a relationship or try a new career instead of actually finding out what our lives could look like. We are ultimately the sole creator of our story, so the least we could do is put more effort and take risks to write our narrative.

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Leaving A Mark On The World

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"I wish I would have done more to make an impact in this world."

You would be surprised at how easy it is to make an impact in this world. All it takes is making an impact on one single person, who in turn will do it for another and before you know we all touch each other's lives, one way or another. To make a difference, you don't have to single-handedly change the world. But, you can start small. Help where you can, don't put it off because you're too tired or it's not the right time. When you see an opportunity take it, instead of leaving it for the next person.

Don't get caught up in an unmeaningful life. Every day is a new chance to make a difference, somewhere, somehow.

Pursuing Talents And Passions

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"I wish I would have pursued my talents and gifts."

The good news is no matter how much regret you may feel near the end of your life, at the very last moment, none of it will matter anymore:

"As a hospice worker, I’ve had the honor of being with many a soul as they’ve left their bodies. At the moment of death, with those who have any power of communication, regret seems a distant 'human' concept that really no longer applies. I recall a gentleman who woke just briefly enough from days-long unconsciousness to say his own earthly name with the most beautiful mix of love, compassion, and bemusement. He spoke it as one might speak to a newborn baby or beloved pet, with zero judgment, and certainly no regret, at just the moment he passed​" - Wendora15 / Reddit​

Taken Risks Instead Of Remaining Comfortable

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"I wish I would have experienced more, instead of settling for a boring life filled with routine, mediocrity, and apathy."

Let this be your reminder to live every day fully while you can, to write off any regrets, and to take risks and watch them pay off. But, at the end of the day, appreciate what you have done, how far you've come, and the incredible person that you are,

"In my experience though, despite their regrets, many of the dying seem to get a look in their eyes right at the very end, when I think they are finally realizing the futility of struggle and surrendering to what Is. Knowing there is nothing left to do. For a moment you know they have transcended the mind and are free." - receding / Reddit

Are You Living While You're Alive?

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