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8 Signs You Need to Be Getting More Vitamin D
« on: March 13, 2016, 03:51:40 AM »
Muscle weakness


Decreased muscular size can be the result of not enough vitamin D in muscle and nerve tissue, says Kimberly Mueller, R.D., owner of Fuel Factor Nutrition Coaching. So if you notice that you can't eek out the same number of reps you've always done, that may be a sign you need more vitamin D.

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Re: 8 Signs You Need to Be Getting More Vitamin D
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 03:52:59 AM »
Sadness


According to a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women with low levels of D are twice as likely to combat depression.

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 03:54:36 AM »
Greater pain sensitivity


Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to chronic pain, especially in black Americans.

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Stress fractures

Vitamin D promotes bone growth—but when you're low in the nutrient, your bones become weakened, meaning your risk for stress fractures increases, says Mueller. In fact, some studies show as high as double the risk if vitamin D levels are exceptionally low.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 03:57:06 AM »
High blood pressure

Vitamin D plays a role in heart health, helping to regulate blood pressure. So when you don't get enough, your blood pressure can creep up.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 03:58:26 AM »
Sleepiness

In one 2012 study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, lower levels of vitamin D were linked to higher levels of daytime sleepiness.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 04:00:17 AM »
Extreme crankiness

Before you blame your grouchiness on PMS, know that D affects the levels of serotonin in your brain—which also impacts your mood.

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 04:01:57 AM »
Decreased endurance

Some studies have shown reduced aerobic capacity and overall endurance in athletes with low vitamin D levels, says Mueller.

 

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