Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption and bone health. It is also important for cognitive function, immunity, skin health, mood and child development. One in four people in Australia are deficient, risk factors of the development of vitamin D deficiency include inadequate sun exposure, sue of sunblock, darker skin pigmentation, obesity, breast feeding, low dietary intake, and fat malabsorption.
Vitamin D deficiency contributes to the following symptoms and clinical conditions
*Developmental delays and learning disabilities
*Delayed tooth eruption
*Eczema or other skin conditions
*Chronic chapped lips
Vitamin D3 supplement (Cholecalciferol) is the best form to utilize for supplementation. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) converts to vitamin D3 and is less effective long term. The oil and micellized forms are preferred over the dry forms.
Sources of Vitamin D
Liver, fish, egg yolk, Cod liver oil, sun, D3
be sure to have your Vitamin A levels checked as well.
When having a blood test to check Vitamin D (25-hydroxy vitamin D) level.
book in for your next 'health check'
Lisa Fiocchini ND. RN. Cardiac
08 8373 3337
Hyde Park Medical Centre
88 King William Road