When I applied for disability the first time, when only one eye was blind from MS, I saw a psychiatrist who mentioned new studies about auto immune diseases and Vitamin D. He said many believed that those with auto immune need more Vitamin D than what is considered “within normal limits”. I ran it by my doctor at the time and I happened to have a great tan. She said that judging by my tan, I was probably getting enough, but she tested me anyway. I was “within normal limits”.
I recently had lab work and I am now Vitamin D deficient, so my doctor has put me on a supplement of 1,000 mg daily.
I decided to look up the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency and holy cow. Fatigue, muscle weakness and pain, sleep problems, depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder and on and on…
The article specifically mentions MS as a disease where low Vitamin D gets nasty.
And guess what? If you use sunscreen 15 spf or higher, you’re not getting your sunshine vitamin. 15spf. That’s a low sunscreen. Even if you’ve got a nice tan, you might still be deficient. The article even says that people with darker skin have a harder time absorbing Vitamin D. And tanning beds don’t count; they don’t put out the right kind of light.
So how’s your fatigue? How’s your mood? PMS really bad? Muscle weakness? How are you sleeping? Do you wear sunscreen? Do you get migraines?
Go read this. Do it. Do it for me. Let’s conquer the spoons. I don’t care if you don’t have an auto immune. Vitamin D is important for women. It might even help with certain kinds of cancer. Take a calcium supplement with Vitamin D? Great, but it still might not be enough.
Don’t just run out and get supplements without a physician’s advice. But take a look at the link. Today is the second day I’m on the supplement and I can’t wait to see what it might improve.
Oh yeah, Vitamin D aids in weight loss. There, did that motivate you?
Go give it a read. That’s not the only information on it, so check out the other links on the page.
I’m happy I’m getting more happy vitamin!