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More Than Just Sunlight: Vitamin D Deficiency + Bone and Joint Health Week

The Ūnomi Team

November 10, 2016

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The first thing that comes to mind when we hear “vitamin D” is generally sunlight. Spending quality time in the great outdoors is, of course, a natural way to generate vitamin D. Still, it’s important to maintain your levels with all-natural supplements, too. But let’s take a step back. We’re all familiar with vitamin D, but do you really know what it can do for you?

Monitoring your vitamin D levels is one of the best things you can do for bone and joint wellness. In fact, getting enough vitamin D allows you to better absorb the calcium in your food. Why does that matter? Well, if your body is deficient in calcium, your bones can weaken which can cause some complications down the road.

Vitamin D deficiency can actually lower your serotonin levels, causing you to feel down or blue. There are other signs of a deficiency, such as achy bones or excessive sweating on your head.

While vitamin D is wonderful for your body, you can also have too much of a good thing. That’s right, too much vitamin D can actually be counterproductive. Calcium can build up in your blood, ruining your appetite and even causing nausea.

If you’re curious about your levels, check out our at-home test. We’ll get a sense of what your vitamin D numbers are and create a custom supplement plan so you can find your unique, perfect balance.

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