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This time of year is known as the Winter Blues for a reason. Have you experienced more fatigue in the colder months when we are indoors and sunny weather is not as prevalent? One of the main reasons is because our skin produces vitamin D when activated by sunlight.
There are many other side effects of low vitamin D3, which we discuss below. But despite knowing this, according to research, about 42% of Americans today are vitamin D deficient.
Causes of Deficiency
Vitamin D3 deficiency can be due to poor diet, minimal sunlight exposure from long hours at work, and even factors such as:
- Celiac’s disease
- chronic kidney/liver disease
- taking some long-term heartburn medications
- being elderly
- having darker skin
We have great news for you—supplements can make up for the lack of vitamin D3. Big deal right? It’s only one vitamin, why bother investing in supplements?
Well, we may be a little biased at EZ Melts, but if you look at the facts, science shows that low levels of vitamin D over time can lead to illness, chronic skin conditions and serious diseases like osteoporosis later on in life.
In addition, vitamin D deficiency is linked to:
- muscle weakness
- mood swings
- bone and back pain
- becoming ill often
- hair loss
- bone loss
If you think you may be severely low on D fuel, talking to your doctor is recommended. Normal vitamin D levels should be between 20-80 NG/ML.*
However, for the majority of us, low levels and the corresponding symptoms can be remedied with OTC vitamin supplements. It’s an easy fix to gain optimal health benefits, as well as a preventative measure for later on in life.
The EZ Melts Difference
Not already taking vitamin D? Check out our Zero Sugar, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO quick melting vitamin D3 tablets in a customer-approved delicious flavor!
Many vitamin D supplements are solid and there are a ton of chemical additives, which can cause stomach upset, so quality matters. Make sure you are choosing a brand that cares about what they put into their supplements as much as you care about what goes into your body!
Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens