In 2016, there will be 1,658,370 new diagnoses of cancer in the United States alone. This is what statistics are saying for this year, and the sad part is that these are only new cases not cases that exist.
Approximately 70% of American children do not get enough vitamin D and approximately 75% of adults do not have enough of this sun vitamin in their daily lives.
This vitamin may not sound so important if it were not for the reason of preventing many different types of cancer, heart disease and even diabetes. A suitable daily amount of a nutrient that is a good contributor to overall health and increasing your intake may even be the missing link for preventing cancer.
One of the biggest problems of tying cancer to vitamin D deficiency is that very few people actually know how to determine if they lack this vitamin. While the only way to confirm a vitamin D deficiency is a blood test, there are many indications that an individual may be missing the vitamin.
COMMON INDICATORS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY:
Depression – vitamin D is very beneficial when it comes to depression or anxiety. A study has shown that participants who were given 20,000 and 40,000 IUs of vitamin D weekly manifested less depression symptoms in a period of one year than the participants in the placebo group. This study was conducted in 2008 and 441 overweight and obese men and women from Norway were included.
- Bone pain
- Muscular weakness
- Severe asthma, especially in children
- Cognitive impairment, especially in older adults
- Excessive sweating – you sweat without any physical exertion or increased temperature
- Chronic pain
With the current results regarding vitamin D, the recommended daily amount of this vitamin has been adjusted. Individuals between the ages of 1 and 70 need 600 IU daily while babies from 0-12 months 1000 IU per day. You can consume it through food, such as fatty fish, milk, yogurt, tuna, mushrooms, orange juice, or spending some time in the sun.
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