Do you know which vitamin is imperative to healthy bones and muscles, helps maintain hormone balance, ensures proper sleep, helps the nervous system manage stress, and is even linked to balanced moods? Both a vitamin and a hormone, there’s a lot more to vitamin D than just getting some sunshine.
Here are some of the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency:
- Bow legs or knock knees (rickets)
- Burning in mouth or throat
- Dental cavities or cracked teeth
- Joint pains or bone pains
- Muscle pains or cramps
- Nearsightedness or myopia (can’t see distances)
- Osteomalacia or osteoporosis
- Poor bone development
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
It is not necessary to have all of the symptoms to have a vitamin D deficiency. Conversely, some of the symptoms above can be linked to other conditions so it is always a good idea to consult a physician if you have any of the symptoms mentioned.