8 things that show you have a Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D… it’s the sunshine vitamin to protect the strength inside your body. It’s the vitamin that everyone is talking about!

Do you think that you might be lacking vitamin D?

You most probably already have some knowledge about good health and nutrition and it’s a known fact that we tend to scan read articles, predicting the end and hoping for an easy answer to our problems. So, for today, let’s cut to the chase and start at the end – how can you make sure that you’re not vitamin D deficient?

  • Sensible sun exposure
  • Eat more food of naturally occurring vitamin D
  • Consider taking a supplement

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Now you know, if you are lacking vitamin D, the answer is – sensible sun, eat, drink and repeat.

That sounds simple enough but you need to know more.

Here are 8 things that show you have a Vitamin D deficiency.

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you could be Vitamin D deficient:

    1. Aches and pains – do you experience aches and pains in your joints? Vitamin D is shown to play a very important role in muscle performance and strong bones. Keeping muscles functioning and helping the body absorb calcium to strengthen the bones. Lack of vitamin D could be the cause of cramps, spasms and twitches.
    2. Feeling depressed – are you feeling blue and experiencing a decrease in mood? Tests have revealed that receiving vitamin D therapy can improve symptoms of depression and relieve anxiety. The National Institute of Health cites several studies where sunlight markedly improves mood.
    3. Lack of exposure to the sun – do you get time to go out into the sunshine? The Director of the Osteoporosis Centre at the hospital for joint diseases in New York City recommends 20-25mins sun exposure every day to get a good dose of vitamin D. Wearing too much sun lotion can prevent vitamin D being absorbed into the body. However, we encourage you use sun protection but try to get a balance.
    4. Over weight – are you gaining or over weight? Body fat cells absorb vitamin D quickly, removing it from the blood. When that happens, the vitamin isn’t available for the metabolic processes that use it. In order to reach a healthy blood level of vitamin D, therefore, an obese person needs to supplement with more vitamin D than a normal-weight person.
    5. Ageing – are you 50+?Vitamin D is vital for many essential bodily functions including the calcium and phosphorous absorption. There is increasing concern that many people, particularly older people, suffer from insufficient levels of vitamin D, with a 2012 study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism indicating 92.8% deficiency in its female, elderly subjects.
    6. Discomfort after you have eaten – do you suffer from digestive problems? Vitamin D receptor cells are present all along your digestive system. Cells in your mouth, oesophagus and small and large intestines rely on vitamin D to keep various bodily functions operating. Vitamin D also maintains a host of healthy physiological functions in your digestive system.
    7. Allergies – do you have a milk allergy, lactose intolerant or veganism? The prevalence of food allergies has increased dramatically over the past decade. Research has shown that a drop in vitamin D levels is connected to certain food allergies.
  • Sleep deprived – do you have restless sleep? Vitamin D is known to increase levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine helps mitigate sleep rhythm disturbances such as those related to jet lag or people that work night shifts. Sleep disturbances can lead to alterations in body mass index and behavioural disorders.

 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone. According to research, it appears to protect against just about everything, from cancer and depression to heart disease and early death.

There are some concerns… an expert on vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick, reported that at least 50% of people are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) currently recommends men and women get 600 IU of vitamin D a day, but recent research suggests those guidelines are too low. The IOM list 4,000 IU a day as the highest amount of vitamin D you can take to be safe. However, guidelines do change. The best course of action, if you feel you are vitamin D deficient is to consult a wellness provider.

Becoming aware of your vitamin D levels is important and will help you devise a nutrition plan that will support your overall health goals.

Where can you get a good source of Vitamin D?

  • Fatty fish – salmon, trout, mackerel and tuna
  • Canned tuna
  • Mushrooms
  • Milk (not ice cream and cheese)
  • Fortified orange juice
  • Egg yolks
  • Fortified cereals
  • Beef liver
  • Cod liver oil
  • Ultra violet lamps
  • Sensible sun exposure

 

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Overcoming the low vitamin D levels that are more likely as we age is an ideal way of obtaining overall health and wellbeing.

Regardless of the sources of vitamin D, it’s clear that it has many health benefits. When levels of vitamin D are balanced harmoniously and the body is not suffering from either low vitamin D or excess vitamin D, we are less susceptible to significant diseases.

Too much vitamin D can also adversely affect the body, so it’s important to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D. A supplement can help keep levels of vitamin D perfectly balanced between too little and too much vitamin D.

To overcome vitamin D deficiency you could use the supplement D3 Pro.

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Specially designed to boost your vitamin D levels, D3 Pro 2 and D3 5000 plays a key role in maintaining overall health and wellbeing by supplementing the body’s natural resources.

Vitamin D supplements are particularly beneficial as we age because our body cannot easily produce vitamin D naturally through diet and sunlight.

Remember… knowledge, positivity and balance can help you have a happy, healthy life.

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Hair loss, like losing part of your identity

The hair on your head can be a defining part of your identity and hair loss can be difficult to come to terms with, this can affect your self-confidence and lead to depression.

For men, they sometimes feel they are losing their masculinity. For women, there is a social stigma attached to going bald. People sometimes question whether their partner will still love them. Others become socially reclusive and give up enjoyable activities like swimming and going to the gym. Hair loss can affect your sensuality and how you perceive yourself and of course there are usually emotional trials and tribulations when it happens.

Hair today, gone tomorrow? It’s a daunting thought but you can help yourself. There are different ways to redefine or reclaim your identity. Never give up on a good thing and like the advert says, “Because you’re worth it”.

MinMax-Pro could be your little bit of self-help, so read on…

Emotions to one side, let’s look at the practical side. There are many types of hair loss, finding the cause can be challenging. So instead of watching hair follicles retreat up your forehead, swooping your fringe to conceal a patch or wrapping your head in a scarf, take time to educate yourself. To get an understanding of what is happening and what help is available.

MinMax-Pro is a liquid that you can pump or use in a dropper. It is an approach to help improve the condition of Alopecia (hair loss) and it has an amazing combination of growth factors. Minoxidil has been at the core to improve blood supply (and therefore nutrients) to the root (bulb) of the hair. MinMax-Pro has minoxidil in it and it has the highest strength of topical minoxidil available at 15%, plus cutting-edge growth factors and hair density improving agents – together they form a totally unique combination to improve new hair growth and also to prevent further hair loss.

Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting around half of all men by 50 years of age and there are many other forms of Alopecia (hair loss).

•Female-pattern baldness – hair usually only thins on top of the head
•Alopecia areata causes patches of baldness about the size of a large coin. They usually appear on the scalp but can occur anywhere on the body
•Alopecia totalis – no scalp hair
•Alopecia universalis – no hair on the scalp and body
•Anagen effluvium – widespread hair loss that can affect your scalp, face and body

More than 200 new genetic markers linked with male pattern baldness have been identified, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The findings greatly increase the number of known genetic markers linked with baldness in men; a previous large study identified just eight such markers. The researchers in the new study were also able to use their set of genetic markers to predict men’s chances of severe hair loss, although the scientists noted that their results apply more to large populations of people than to any given individual.

Understanding your hair – how does your hair grow?

Hair grows all over the human skin except on the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet. Many hairs are so fine you can’t see them. A hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about six inches a year.

The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. The average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day.

At any one time, about 90% of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing. Each follicle has its own life cycle that can be influenced by age, disease, and a wide variety of other factors. This life cycle is divided into three phases:
•Anagen – active hair growth that lasts between two to six years
•Catagen – transitional hair growth that lasts two to three weeks
•Telogen – resting phase that lasts about two to three months and at the end of the resting phase the hair is shed and a new hair replaces it and the growing cycle starts again

If you’re shedding hair more than normal, don’t despair. Hair loss among women and men can happen for a variety of reasons­­–it can be a natural consequence of many things.

Use the list below to see if you can identify why you may be experiencing hair loss:
•Physical stress
•Pregnancy
•Male and female – pattern baldness
•Heredity
•Female hormones
•Emotional stress
•Anemia
•Hypothydroidism
•Vitamin B deficiency
•Anabolic steroids
•Auto immune related hair loss
•Lupus
•Dramatic weight loss
•Polystic ovary syndrome
•Anti-depressants
•Blood thinners
•Overstyling hair
•Trichotillomania
•Aging

We have supplements that can help with some of those issues listed above. Take a look @ https://www.antiaging-systems.com/

MinMax-Pro is convenient and comes with a choice of applicator – a pump or dropper. Because there is no propylene glycol or Polysorbate-80 in MinMax-Pro there isn’t any stickiness or hair color changing effects when using MinMax-Pro. It should be applied regularly, but sparingly, onto the balding areas of the scalp- with the applicator of your choice.

As we travel through life collecting experiences and hopefully aging gracefully, remember this…

Gray hairs are not just gray hairs, they are wisdom highlights!

Be your own hair trend with MinMax-Pro.