The other day I was telling you all that I have a deficiency in Vitamin B12. I am also quite deficient in Vitamin D as well. I work third shift and rarely see the sun. The most common way to get Vitamin D is through exposure to the sun. Because I am almost a vampire (except for the fact I don’t drink blood) I am rarely out and about when the sun is. It’s kind of hard to do this when that is when I should be sleeping.
I have come to find out, though, that Vitamin D is really crucial. I told you about when I had my blood tested and they were concerned about the B. Well, they were even more freaked out about the D. They told me a normal number is somewhere close to 50. Mine was 5. The nurse was calling in prescription strength pills immediately. They did tell me this could definitely be part of why I was so tired.
Due to all of this mini-drama, I decided to do some more digging. I knew Vitamin D was important. I just didn’t realize HOW important.
According to Kris Kris Evidence-Based Nutrition, Vitamin D can do the following:
- Reduce chances of heart disease
- Dramatically reduce chances of cancer
- Extremely helpful against osteoporosis
- Very good for the immune system
- Helps fight depression
- Reduces acne
- Helps reduce chances of getting Alzheimers
- May also help with weight loss
- Help prevent pathological muscle weakness
- Combat type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome
I just recently bought some Vitamin D and liquid B12. Look for sales at your local pharmacies. Many of them have buy-one-get-one-free sales frequently.